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a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)

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On May 18, Australian Prime Minister John Howard presented a member of the Australian Special Air Services (SAS), who cannot be named for security reasons, the Medal for Gallantry for his service in Iraq.
A Special Forces Task Group, including soldiers from Australia's elite Special Air Services, will leave Perth on Friday, although the Defense Force will not reveal when they will be deployed, Hill said.
Drawing on the testimony of a hundred veterans and using original archive, Commando offers a rare and intimate insight into the lives and actions of the secretive group that was the forerunner of the Special Forces - the Paratroopers, the Special Air Services and the Special Boat Service.
The government's initial pledge was for a detachment of 150 Special Air Services troops, two B707 tanker refuelling aircraft, two P3 long-range maritime aircraft and a navy guided missile frigate.
The initial pledge was for 150 Special Air Services troops, two B707 tanker refuelling aircraft, two P3 long-range maritime aircraft and a navy guided missile frigate.
It fell short of its intended target and hit an observation tower, killing five Americans and an officer from New Zealand's elite Special Air Services Group.
Their commander was furious - and their comrades in the elite Special Air Services regiment laughed or accused them of being high on drugs.
London, Sept 17 ( ANI ): Prince Harry was whisked to safety by bodyguards of Britain's Special Air Services (SAS) when the Taliban launched a deadly attack on a US base in Afghanistan.
The ADF's elite Special Air Services squadron and part of its service support group will leave Iraq at the same time.
The Special Air Services troops were ferried to the Tampa on three boats, Christmas Island harbour master Don O'Donnell said.
British Army's Special Air Services (SAS) and M16, who are in Syria, will help protect the refugees in Syria along that country's borders, The Daily Star reports.
The Australian Defense Force has three navy ships, a squadron of F/A-18 Hornet aircraft and 150 of its elite Special Air Services commandos on their way to the Middle East.
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