The SAS are going in… oh crap…

ISIS have a real problem on their hands.  Having learned how to evade fighter planes, the Brits have sent in 60 SAS to hunt down Jihadi John and his mates.

[A]  full squadron of troopers had initially been dispatched to Afghanistan for a separate operation, but have been diverted to battle Isis fanatics.

There have been reports this morning that one of their primary targets will be Jihadi John, the Briton believed to have killed British and American hostages in a series of gruesome executions.

The Sun quotes a senior Whitehall source as saying: ‘We made some good early progress against IS but they know how to avoid the jets now. The only way to defeat them is to get up close to them on the ground.

Initially, the squadron, from Hereford, had been due to travel to Afghanistan to hunt Taliban leaders before they were ordered to turn their attentions to Isis…

I suspect the ISIS fanatics will be a lot less fanatical once they have to cope with elite troops.  So far they have been playing war games on a mostly unarmed and unskilled population.  

While hunting for top Islamic State leaders on the ground, they will also help to pinpoint targets for air strikes.

It comes a month after the Mail on Sunday revealed how SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns had killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq.

At the time, defence sources indicated that soldiers from the elite fighting unit had eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks.

Until then 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 was told that small groups of soldiers were being dropped into IS territory in RAF Chinook helicopters – to take on the enemy.

Targets were said to have been identified by drones operated either from an SAS base or by the soldiers themselves on the ground, who were using smaller devices.

The troops were said to be equipped with quad bikes – four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles that can have machine guns bolted on to a frame. They then hunted out IS units and were said to be attacking the terrorists using the element of surprise and under the cover of darkness.

The missions were reported to have taken place on a near daily basis in the previous four weeks and the SAS soldiers had expended so much ammunition that regimental quartermasters had been forced to order a full replenishment of stocks of machine-gun rounds and sniper bullets.

Just imagine those ISIS idiots running around being all tough at the end of a gun herding and killing unarmed and untrained civilians suddenly having to face one of the worlds best trained and resources fighters.

I suspect they’ve turned it into a virtual shooting gallery.

One has to wonder how many New Zealand wannabe ISIS fighters are still keen to leave the country to kill SAS soldiers in the name of Allah?

– Mail Online


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  • Crookednose

    I can guarantee that there are kiwis amongst the SAS over there, Aussies too. All they do is fast track citizenship changes for the ol ‘ deniability factor. It’s quite common practice.
    Heh, I hope they run riot on them. Hopefully they’ll get some isis top brass.

  • Nebman

    I see they’ve reportedly started executing the “tourists” that can’t stomach the war. The presence of the SAS would be enough to make a few more flee I would imagine!

  • Wheninrome

    This could be a bit like the nursery rhyme.
    There was an old lady who ate a fly, then she ate a spider to catch the fly so on and so on. ISIS could catch the tourist jihadi and the SAS could catch the ISIS. Makes sense to me.

  • Surprised Wussell and the greens aren’t whining about these “SAS death squads”
    All those nice ISIS chaps want is to left alone with their religion of peace

    So nice to see elite western soldiers helping them further their religious studies and helping them meet Allah a lot quicker

    • Wheninrome

      One could call it foreign aid, the UN should be all for it.

  • Just a thought …

    But Allah ….. this is no fun now. These guys are playing dirty and sending in ” really good ” soldiers….. Will I still get my 72 virgins if I ” soil my pants “………

    edit – typo

    • Ah yes, to have the Pampers franchise . . . .

      • Just a thought …

        Yes.. lots of clients but no sure if they will be around for the long term …..

  • KiwiKaffir

    It’s what ISIS has said they want … Face to face fighting!

    • with non-believers!

      Merry Christmas you bastards!

    • Just a thought …

      It’s hard to fight face to face with 6 year old school children…… but they gave it a good go …. the bastards …..

      edit .. typo

  • Reid

    The troops were said to be equipped with quad bikes

    Let’s hope they’re wearing OSH-approved head gear.

    Seriously though. Note the difference between the UK and Key’s idiotic policy on public announcements of SAS ops. They’ve been operating for four weeks, wrecking havoc, achieving surprise. Only when the entire ISIS C&C structure knew they were there, are they revealed.

    With Key, and his PR bollocks which is the only reason he changed the long standing policy? He would have told ISIS where they were going to be operating before the NZ SAS even landed.

    No comparison, either in common sense or in competence between the two political approaches, is there.

    • mike

      The news about the UK SAS was out there over a month ago. Just wasn’t widely reported.

  • steve and monique

    Given most of these fanatics are average compared to the SAS, then it will be one sided.

  • timemagazine

    Maybe each Green Party member could adopt a few ISIS fighter and reeducate them.

    • caochladh

      Or maybe they could be embedded with Squadron and used to draw fire from snipers.

    • Michael_l_c

      The proviso being that wussel goes to Iraq to adopt them. Sure he would find an excuse.

  • john Doe

    The Brits have some very crack SAS units. Jihad John and his mates should be fair crapping themselves.

  • phronesis

    Not a moment too soon, even the MSM (in the US) are starting to see what sick puppies these ISIS idiots are

  • Wasapilot

    Hopefully they can catch some of them alive, not to many though, and send them to Gitmo for a little CIA hospitality and special treatment over the festive season.

  • metalnwood

    Good news and I wouldn’t be at all unhappy if some youtube video appears from some of the guys doing the JTAC role of some bombs landing on suspecting, or unsuspecting, murderers.

    • I’m Right

      And The Greens, Left in general…but mainly the Greens?, can we assume they are upset as well trained and top soldiers is it’s unfair to the ill educated and literal definition Koran lovers?

  • Blue Tim

    Good stuff. The trus SAS make US Navy Seals look like cadets. Of course the EU and Millibrands liberal loony mates will see this as a war crime

  • JAFA Gazza

    I hear tell that if you score the tip/ surround of a bullet it becomes a “dum dum” …it spreads on impact causing a much larger exit wound than the point of entry. Ironically, the grooves on a dum dum look like a cricifix. What a splendid seredipidous way to send the Jihadi’s on the way to meet Allah on the express route couretsy of the SAS

    • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

      Must be a really short supply of 72 year old virgins, after all Mohammed himself would hardly let one get past 7.2

  • andrewo

    Well, that’s what they’re spinning in the media. As to where they’re ACTUALLY going & doing, well, that might be another matter altogether…

  • Another Middleagedwhiteguy

    Some 90 or so years ago a British general carried out a successful calming operation in the Sudan – he let it be known that his troops’ bullets had all been dipped in pig-fat.

  • We broke the back of the CT uprising in North Borneo by letting it be known we had given the Ghurkas free rein. If isn’t common knowledge but soon after we landed the terrorists shot one of the Gurkha young officers. The entire 1/7th disappeared for about a week and then began returning to base in dribs and drabs; cooks, cleaners, bottle washers, orderly staff and of course troops. They returned carrying heads and I still have a picture of the pile of heads outside of the Orderly Room.

    After that we had no problem with the insurgents as they complained about unfair tactics. I was proud to serve with 1/7th Gurkha regiment – when they mean business they leave the SAS in kindy!

  • JAFA Gazza

    Just found the SAS checklist….

  • FredFrog

    While the SAS are more than able to look after themselves in a fight, their primary role is deep cover surveillance, sabotage and targeted assasination. This is just the thing for them.

    In Malaya, they also specialised in psuedo operations. A young NCO by the name of Ron Reid-Daly served in C squadron there, which was made up entirely of Rhodesian volunteers. Reid-Daly took what he learned regarding pseudo ops back to Rhodesia, and during the bush war led the highly effective Selous Scouts. Meanwhile C squadron lived on through the bush war, and since the Malayan emergency, the UK SAS has not staffed a C Squadron in their own unit out of respect for their Rhodesian colleagues and their abilities.