An SAS Soldier is reported to have helped the Kenyan security services to
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Hours after police said that all the terrorists had been “eliminated”, it emerged that a “long-serving” member of the Special Air Service had reportedly risked his own life when he helped to secure the hotel complex during the attack.
There are reports that the special forces soldier had been in the country, at the request of the Kenyan Government, to help train and mentor the Kenyan Special Forces.
In photos which have emerged in the immediate aftermath of the attack, the special forces soldier can be seen wearing a balaclava as he helped the injured get out of the complex and escorted them to
The SAS soldier is said to have joined in the rescue effort after being specifically asked to help by the Kenyan security services.
There have also been reports that the SAS soldier, along with members of the US Navy Seals, had engaged in an exchange of gun fire with the terrorists.
Kenya’s president has said the terrorists who carried out the assault have all been “eliminated”.
Uhuru Kenyatta said the security operation is now over after the siege left innocent people dead.
He added that most of the victims were Kenyans.
However, not everyone was appreciative of the fact that special forces personnel had risked their own lives in order to try and help save the civilians who were trapped inside the complex:
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