(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - British defense chiefs have drawn up secret plans to start covert military operations in Syria.
A Daily Star report said SAS troops and MI6 agents are in Syria ready to help armed rebels and terrorist groups if civil war breaks out as - expected this weekend.
They also have hi-tech satellite computers and radios that can instantly send back photos and details of Assad's forces as the situation develops.
Whitehall sources say it is vital they can see what is happening on the ground for themselves.
And if civil war breaks out the crack troops are on hand to help with fighting, said the insider.
British Foreign secretary William Hague has refused to rule out using military action against the Syrian government.
A senior Whitehall source said the British forces are due to create "safe havens for the rebels in Syria", admitting that "safe havens (operations) would be an invasion of Syria".
"The SAS will throw an armed screen round these areas that can be set up within hours.
"There are guys in the communications unit who are signalers that can go right up front and get involved in close-quarter fighting."
The rebel Syrian Free Army has dismissed the UN-backed truce and has continued attacks on not just military centers, but civilians despite the ceasefire required by the peace plan.
Nearly 2,300 Syrians have been killed by terrorists since the ceasefire supposedly took effect in mid April.
Last week 108 men, women and children were slaughtered in Houla, a majority of them belonging to a tribe which is widely known to be a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad.
The British troops would be part of an international force including French and Turkish soldiers and possibly Americans.
Safe havens are expected to be set up around areas that are easily accessible and even within walking distance from what are known to be terrorist hubs.
Among them is Krak des Chevaliers, a medieval castle about 25 miles West of Homs, close to the Lebanon border.
It is also a World Heritage site.
Another is As Suwayda, near the border with Jordan and Jisr al-Shughour near the Turkish border.