The SAS is apparently being sent to ‘kill or capture’ Osama bin Laden’s son.
Hamza bin Laden, 28, is said to be the new man in charge at al-Qaida, which is a big concern for intelligence services in Britain and the US.
Hamza is apparently still upset Navy Seals killed his dad in 2011, and is thought to want revenge on the West.
He reportedly left his father’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, weeks prior to him being shot dead.
The UK has now decided to take him down and has OK’d a manhunt to either ‘kill or capture’ him, according to the Daily Star.
The SAS unit will apparently consist of 40 soldiers, who will be joined by troops from other countries in a joint military action in Syria known as Operation Shader.
Hamza is one of their ‘top ten most wanted’ targets but they will also be pursuing others.
They will reportedly have the best technology available to them but a source who spoke to the Star said having an informant on the ground could prove more decisive.
‘Technology is at the forefront in tracking people such as Hamza, but a source on the ground who has identified him and gained additional intelligence is worth his weight in gold,’ the source said.
‘To track someone you need to know where to look. We rely on local sources and you cannot beat the “Mark One Eyeball” when it comes to human intelligence gathering.
‘Hamza will be found sooner or later, he will make a minor mistake and we will be waiting for him.’
Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks in New York City.