Skip to comments.SAS crack team kill 30 Taliban in night-time desert firefight
Posted on 08/23/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by the scotsman
'British special forces troops killed around 30 Afghan Taliban fighters in a night-time desert battle.
The crack team of SAS soldiers were sent in after a Taliban attack on a fort manned by Afghan government forces.
A US pilotless drone aircraft spotted the attackers and fired missiles at their convoy of trucks, blowing up two.
The survivors fled into the desert and the SAS were quickly flown in to hunt them down. They set up an ambush and after the rebel fighters opened fire, a battle raged through the night.
One SAS man survived a quick-draw shoot-out when he stumbled across a Taliban fighter. He pulled his gun and shot the rebel dead as a bullet from an AK47 hit him in the chest. His body armour stopped it and saved his life.
The battle last Wednesday in Helmand province was one of the most successful by special forces in recent years. And it came as 80 troops from the 4th Battalion, The Rifles were also sent into Sangin province to take on insurgents.'
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This is how you fight the Taliban. Go on the offensive, and fight them at night when they are at the disadvantage. Right now, we sit and wait to be attacked. This is stupid!
That's got leave a dinner-plate bruise.
Body armor can stop 7.62 AK rounds at short range ?
News to me. Thats either very heavy or very high tech.
Doing what Obungo won't let the American military do!
“Who Dares Wins”
Ouch. Prayers up for the warrior. That's gonna leave a bruise.
“Body armor stopped a 7.62 at close range?
That’s got leave a dinner-plate bruise.”
The article didn’t say at close range. It’s unknown how far away the shooter was. He might have been some distance away.
Must have had a ceramic plate.
Good for one stop as it shatters.
Jolly good lads!
Body armor stopped a 7.62mm round?
Wow. Lucky boy. I hope he gets thoroughly checked out by the med guys for internal injuries.
Armor doesn’t usually stop a rifle round.
Hmm...getting into a short-range shootout with the SAS is not a career-enhancing move. I don’t think my insurance even covers it.
I don’t think stopping an AK-47 round is all that difficult now.
A few years ago a local went crazy shooting at anyone he saw with an SKS. He shot the local police chief in the chest but his vest stopped the bullet.
WHO DARES WINS!
Body armor, night vision, air support, and taking the initiative put the Taliban on the run.
Level III will do it.
If it was an AP rd or 30.06 or 7.62 x 51 (.308) he may not be here.
Need Level IV for better protection.
Mess with the best, die with the rest.
I remember those ceramic plate vests..really heavy sob`s...
I`d say congrats to those bad @ss SAS troops for a great
job taking out those killers