British SAS soldiers are so worried about being prosecuted for war crimes they are left behind on key missions by US colleagues

Britain’s Special Forces are being left behind by their American counterparts on key missions against Islamic State terrorists, because they are so scared of being prosecuted.

According to the Sunday Express, British forces are feeling increasingly reticent about missions after several SAS officers were told they are being investigated over operations in Iraq.

A source told the Sunday paper: ‘The Americans are seeing a reticence that did not exist before. We have always stayed within the box, but we used to work things out as we went along.