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"Commanders may have been waiting for the green light from the Prime Minister. It's fair to say that if they (the SAS) weren't there, they are in there now," Australian National University defence analyst Alan Dupont told The Australian.
"They are almost certainly operating in either the northern or southern no-fly zones doing the job they are trained to do," he said.
"The 48-to-96-hour window before a war is precisely the time when special forces are particularly effective," another defence analyst, Allan Behm, said.
But no official confirmation was forthcoming. A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Robert Hill said that now a commitment to using Australian forces had been made, movements were a matter of "operational security".
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