SAS to protect Britons on holidays: Special taskforce to patrol Med hotspots. A 150-strong naval force of Royal Marines and the Special Boat Squadron will go on permanent patrol in the Mediterranean. A senior military source said yesterday:
We are aware of the potential targets that Islamic State could attack. We need to make sure that we have a contingency in place to deal with British holidaymakers being taken hostage or laying siege to a hotel. There are many options.
hat-tip Stephen Neil