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UK vs ISIS: Elite SAS soldiers deployed on secret sniper missions to kill Islamic State militants
Squads of elite British Special Air Service soldiers have been deployed on secret missions to kill Islamic State militants, eliminating up to eight jihadists a day, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday.
Such attacks, which are often launched at night, may reflect a heightened effort from the United Kingdom to fight the Islamic State, as the SAS had previously said it was only engaged in non-combat missions in the area.
Before a mission begins, drones are sent to collect footage of potential target sites, while intelligence officials tap the phones of Islamic State leaders to gather more information.
SAS soldiers are carried to the drop site in Chinook helicopters. Since the helicopter’s engines are loud, the drop site can be as far as 80 kilometres from the target. The troops then prepare their heavy machine guns and sniper rifles before heading to the target site on quad bikes.
Their guerilla-style attacks take enemies by surprise and make it difficult for them to mount a defense. “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,” an unnamed SAS source told the Mail on Sunday.
The United States and the United Kingdom will be coordinating an offensive by 20,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops in spring.