UNITED KINGDOM

SAS troops have found a unique way to eliminate IS jihadis

SAS-dummysoldier (Representative picture) British soldiers deployed to fight the Islamic State in Syria is reported to have set up convincing-looking dolls designed to look like Kurdish fighters | Reuters
  • The British Army has not deployed en-masse to Iraq or Syria but elite SAS troops are known to be conducting operations behind enemy lines. The tactic of placing dummies was reportedly used as recently as last week in Dayr az Zawr in Syria.

British SAS troops have found a unique way to eliminate Islamic State (IS) fighters by using dummies dressed in soldier uniforms to lure the jihadists out into the open for the kill, according to a media report.

British soldiers deployed to fight the Islamic State terror group set up convincing-looking dolls designed to look like Kurdish fighters from a distance but when the jihadists descend, coalition troops can open fire or call in targeted air strikes, the Daily Express reported.

In one single incident, 12 jihadis took the bait and were gunned down by SAS snipers, the report said.

Another time, so many IS fighters arrived that the SAS decided not to engage directly and called in an airstrike instead.

British soldiers deployed to fight the terror group have been using fake soldiers to lure the fighters out into the open.

The British Army has not deployed en-masse to Iraq or Syria but elite SAS troops are known to be conducting operations behind enemy lines.

The tactic of placing dummies was reportedly used as recently as last week in Dayr az Zawr in Syria.

The move involves dressing the 'soldiers' up in uniform, posing them convincingly and arming them with real weapons.

IS scouts and local contacts take the bait and inform their allies, who then move in for the kill, the report said.

The tactic allows the British forces to strike at their leisure and keeps the carnage away from civilians. Previously, troops have struggled to pin down IS troops, who have a habit of fleeing in tunnels and sewer pipes.

This browser settings will not support to add bookmarks programmatically. Please press Ctrl+D or change settings to bookmark this page.
The Week

Topics : #United Kingdom | #ISIS

Related Reading

    Show more