Brit special ops fighter runs out of ammo and kills jihadi with shovel

Daily Star:
SAS soldier cut head off jihadi with a SPADE after running out of ammo

AN SAS trooper decapitated a jihadi with a shovel during a gruesome six-hour battle.

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The sergeant – a veteran of dozens of battles – cut-off the ISIS thug’s head with one blow.

And after killing him, the Brit then used the gunman’s own weapon to kill more militants.

Sources say the brutal battle took place six weeks ago during a patrol in eastern Afghanistan.
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When the special forces unit was ambushed by ISIS gunmen the Brits were forced to fight off wave after wave of attacks after taking refuge in a farm.

Each onslaught was met with machine gun fire but the SAS soon began to run low on bullets.

The jihadis, some of whom spoke English, taunted the Brits with warnings they would send their decapitated heads back to their wives.
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“They made every bullet count and when they ran low on ammo they waited for the jihadis to get close enough so they could be killed with grenades or using rifles as clubs – that was when one of the SAS managed to kill a man with a spade.”
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There is more.

The Taliban were eventually forced to withdraw when US Apache gunships arrived at the scene.

I recall a Marine Corps sergeant whose small unit was surrounded by the NVA in Vietnam who used his entrenching tool to fight off attacks after he and his wounded fellow Marines ran out of ammo.  The tool is a short-handled shovel that can be also used like a hoe when the blade is positioned at a 90-degree angle.  Several enemy soldiers were found who were killed by blunt force trauma inflicted by the sergeant with his hoe.  He was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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