Syrian troops advancing towards US and British special forces

British SAS Forces in Syria fighting ISIS – faces are blacked out to prevent retaliation against them or their families in Great Britain.

Bashar al-Assad’s troops are on a collision course with Western special forces, after advancing towards their training base in eastern Syria over the weekend.

Pro-government soldiers are now within 15 miles of al-Tanf – a heavily fortified hub for American and British special forces training Syrian rebel groups, which are fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) near the Iraqi border.

The assault is being led by Iranian forces, which are commanding Syrian troops and a number of Lebanese Hizbollah fighters with the help of Russian jets in the skies.