By Will Fowler

В сентябре 2000 в Сьерра-Леоне похитили одиннадцать британских солдат. Решить эту проблемы взялось SAS

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Conclusion To conclude, this was a very challenging operation conducted out of necessity because of the serious threat to the lives of the hostages. Despite being an operation of great complexity, thousands of miles from the UK, all our mission objectives were achieved. This is a testimony to the skill and professionalism of all those involved. The Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, said 'I cannot pay high enough tribute to the skill, the professionalism and the courage of the armed forces involved'.

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