Monday, November 24, 2014

British SAS Hunter-Killer Teams Terrorizing ISIS

Following up on August's "U.S. Special Forces, British S.A.S Form Hunter Killer Groups to 'Smash' ISIS".
These guys pretty much define the term badass.*
From the Daily Mail:

SAS quad bike squads kill up to 8 jihadis each day... as allies prepare to wipe IS off the map: Daring raids by UK Special Forces leave 200 enemy dead in just four weeks  
  • Targets are identified by drones operated by SAS soldiers 
  • Who are then dropped into IS territory by helicopter to stage attacks 
  • The surprise ambushes are said to be 'putting the fear of God into IS'
SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks.

Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being dropped into IS territory in RAF Chinook helicopters – to take on the enemy.
Targets are identified by drones operated either from an SAS base or by the soldiers themselves on the ground, who use smaller devices.

The troops are also equipped with quad bikes – four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles that can have machine guns bolted on to a frame. They then seek out IS units and attack the terrorists using the element of surprise and under the cover of darkness.
The missions have taken place on a near daily basis in the past four weeks and the SAS soldiers have expended so much ammunition that regimental quartermasters have been forced to order a full replenishment of stocks of machine-gun rounds and sniper bullets.
An SAS source said: ‘Our tactics are putting the fear of God into IS as they don’t know where we’re going to strike next and there’s frankly nothing they can do to stop us....MORE
*The last time the S.A.S. did a Task Force Black  they killed 3500 al-Qaida-in-Iraq fellows, 2006-2008.