British SAS in Burqas Take Down ISIS Leader

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British SAS in Burqas Take Down ISIS Leader

An elite team of 8 British SAS members dressed to the nines in full length Burqas in order to destroy a jihadi chief in Raqqa, Syria. Who could tell with all that cloth over their bodies?

The incident is just coming to light, but actually took place sometime in December in Raqqa.

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Eight members of an elite SAS team dressed in burqas to enter the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria – photo via Controversial times

Daring plan, “Frock and Awe”

The men entered Raqqa dressed as the wives of ISIS leaders.  Well, ok no one could tell who they were anyway, all the women in ISIS look alike with all that black fabric hiding their faces and bodies.

Aha, but underneath that pile of cloth the men had hidden automatic weapons, grenades, and ammo. A new meaning to under cover of darkness. The Daily Star referred to the operation as “Frock and Awe.”

The men were taken to the ISIS leader in a Toyota truck, and managed to talk their way past the ISIS fighters around the city.

According to Express UK,

“After making their way through the town they located the house of a senior terrorist chief and used a transmitted to relay its location and coordinates to a US Air Force AWAC mission control aircraft circling thousands of feet above.

The American spy plane then passed the information onto a US Reaper drone, which seconds later fired a Hellfire missile into the building, vaporising the ISIS commander and several of his henchmen.

When jihadi militants heard the explosion they rushed onto the streets and discovered the burka-clad troopers, who took down several jihadis during a fierce gun battle as they fought their way to safety.” 

Unconventional battle

The jihadis must have been shocked as they engaged the Brits, considering the team had pulled up their burqas and opened fire. It’s a kind of creative military tactic that wins battles. All eight of the team members made it out safely. Rumor has it that the Islamists were left thinking that women were sent to fight instead of men.

British news media stated that more SAS teams will be engaged in fighting in Syria in coming weeks. Looking forward reading about more of that creative military strategy.

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