Brit special ops on ATV's are knocking off ISIL forces daily
Defence sources the British regiment has been killing "up to eight terrorists a day" over the past few weeks in Iraq.It is too bad Obama is keeping US special ops forces from attacking ISIL forces. ISIL is dealing with a force to space issue. Their rapid conquest gave them more territory but also requires an adequate number of troops to control it. This leads to isolated units that can be attacked by the Brit SAS.
Until now the SAS were thought to only be in the region in a reconnaissance role and not involved in combat operations.
The troops, widely regarded as the world's best fighting force, have reportedly been dropped inside IS territory in RAF Chinook helicopters.
To prevent the enemy being alerted by the sound of the helicopter's engines they are dropping SAS teams off around 50 miles from targets identified by unmanned drones.
Armed with machine guns and sniper rifles the small groups of soldiers then use quad bikes to move into position under cover of darkness before launching deadly attacks.
Among the targets are vehicle checkpoints set up by the terrorists to conduct kidnappings and extort money from local drivers.
The missions have become so frequent and so effective over the last four weeks that the regiment's quartermasters have been forced to order a full replenishment of machine gun rounds and sniper rifle bullets.
An SAS source said: "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. We're degrading their morale. They can run and hide if they see planes in the sky but they can't see or hear us.
"Using so many snipers takes the fear factor to another level too; the terrorists don't know what's happening. They just see their colleagues lying dead in the sand." Since IS began its campaign in Syria and Iraq, more than 35 British jihadists have lost their lives. The extremist group is thought to have as many as 2, fighters in the region.
Meanwhile, a number of former British Army soldiers are also in Kobani fighting against IS, it has emerged. It was reported that James Hughes, from Reading, Berkshire, who quit as a British Army infantryman earlier this year is understood to be in northern Syria, helping to defend the besieged city.