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SAS turn their attention to Putin: British Special Forces plot to shift focus from ISIS

SAS turn their attention to Putin: British Special Forces are secretly plotting to shift focus from ISIS to Russia in the wake of Salisbury Novichok attack * Special Forces are planning to shift from strikes to intelligence operations  * Comes amid tensions with Moscow, following Novichock attack on Salisbury  * Government believes Russia's GRU military intelligence unit was behind attack * Special Reconnaissance Regiment would talk prominent role under the plans  By Sebastian Murphy-bates For MailonlinePublished: 17:08 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 17:14 BST, 13 June 2019 Special Forces could soon move away from manhunts and strikes in the Middle East to focus on guarding against foreign threats through intelligence operations. If approved by the government, the SAS and other outfits will change tack as part of the secret Special Operations Concept, sources will tell the BBC's Newsnight later.Proposals shift the focus from Islamic State and onto counter-intelligence operations to guard against Russia. The source also suggests that financial concerns lay behind the shift in priorities. Changes will also hit the Special Reconnaissance ...Read more

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