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  • SAS sniper hero 'killed an ISIS terror leader who was about to incinerate hostages [tr]

    09/11/2016 5:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2016 | Alexander Robertson
    A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him. The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m. The bullet hit the flame thrower's fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.
  • Head shot: SAS sniper kills ISIS decapitation boss with single bullet to the head - TomoNews

    09/10/2016 11:54:30 AM PDT · by gsm31 · 45 replies
    Tomo News ^ | 16-Feb 15 2016 | TomoNews US
    ISIS decapitating instructor loses head to SAS sniper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtk_5atPyrg
  • British SAS attack ISIS in Burkas!

    09/01/2016 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 18 replies
    LINKEDIN ^ | Jun 16, 2016 | Scott BernsteinScott Bernstein
    Note the date, this is an older article, however, I did a search and did not get any hits so I thought others would enjoy this as well. British SAS attack ISIS in Burkas! Here's an ISIS story that will make your day! This is one time you will actually appreciate how useful the burka can be! British special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the ISIS' de facto capital Raqqa and take down their terrorist commander, news reports. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves hundreds of lives by killing ISIS suicide bomber with just one shot

    08/01/2016 4:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Express-UK ^ | August 1, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    The expert shooter took out the bomber moments after he put on a suicide vest packed with hundreds of steel ball-bearings ready for a deadly attack. In one precise shot from 800m away, the sniper fired through a window to put a bullet through the terrorist's vest causing an explosion. The bomber, his accomplice and two bomb makers were killed in the blast which sprayed the inside of a bomb making factory in Iraq with shrapnel. . . . "The sniper fired and less than a second later the vest detonated. The blast blew the roof off the house and...
  • SAS soldier takes out 3 Isis jihadists 'armed only with Gurkha knife' in Fallujah

    07/05/2016 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 5, 2016 | William Watkinson
    A Special Air Service (SAS) soldier armed with just a Gurkha knife reportedly stabbed to death three Islamic State (Isis) jihadists who attempted to capture him in Fallujah. SAS soldiers are believed to be fighting Daesh (Isis) in Iraq and in Libya, advising counterparts and occasionally taking part in combat. The SAS has been operating in Iraq for years, assassinating high-level jihadis and assisting forces fighting Isis. Earlier in June, an SAS sniper stopped two men from carrying out a car bomb attack with only one bullet, according to reports. The Daily Star reported that a soldier was caught in...
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesn’t end there. The bullet passed through the driver’s head and also hit his accomplice in the neck — an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • Message from "Basil"'s family (Basil has passed 7/22)

    05/07/2016 12:03:13 PM PDT · by pesto · 187 replies
    Dear Freepers Basil, suffered a stroke in early January. It left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak. She's got very limited speech and her mental faculties are diminished. She spent many weeks in a therapeutic hospital but when it became apparent that her condition wouldn't improve, our family decided she'd be much happier at home. Hopefully we can minimize her suffering and keep her comfortable. Please pray for her, and Mr. Basil who is an amazing care giver and hasn't left her side.
  • ISIS GETS SPECIAL SURPRISE FROM 8 WOMEN

    01/19/2016 7:08:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BRAVE SAS heroes dressed up in BURKAS to carry out a daring raid on the Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters in Syria which led to an evil jihadi leader being vaporised. Fearless special forces troops donned the full-length Islamic dress to sneak undetected through the terrorists’ de facto capital Raqqa and take down the terrorist commander. The eight-man SAS squad also eliminated several jihadi fighters after lifting up their burkas and opening fire on the stunned militants, who had no time to hide from the hail of bullets. The group posed as the wives of ISIS chiefs by covering themselves from...
  • ... 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya (US also)

    01/04/2016 11:40:51 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 47 replies
    Mail Online ^ | UPDATED: 14:20 EST, 4 January 2016 | SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
    Full Title: SAS to spearhead operation involving 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya British special forces to lead offensive by 6,000 U.S. and European soldiers SAS will advise Libyan commanders on key tactics to control the battlefield ISIS has seized several oil fields and is targeting biggest refinery in region British special forces have been sent to Libya in a bid to halt the advance of the Islamic State, it has been reported. SAS troops are understood to be preparing for an offensive involving 1,000 British soldiers to wrest back...
  • ... 1,000 British troops to wrest back control of a dozen oil fields from ISIS in Libya (US also)

    01/04/2016 11:40:39 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Mail Online ^ | UPDATED: 14:20 EST, 4 January 2016 | SIMON TOMLINSON FOR MAILONLINE
    Hillary Clinton Shuts Down Heckler Trying to Question Her About Bill's Alleged Sexual Misconduct: 'You Are Very Rude'. Hillary Clinton had no time for a Republican state representative who heckled her about former President Bill Clinton's sex scandals during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Sunday. After Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, a GOP state representative from Rockingham, repeatedly interrupted the Democratic front-runner in an attempt to question her about her husband's alleged sexual misconduct, Hillary finally fired back, "You are very rude, and I'm not going to ever call on you," drawing a huge round of applause from the...
  • British SAS sniper in Iraq kills five ISIS jihadis with just THREE bullets

    12/14/2015 5:42:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/2015 | By EMMA GLANFIELD
    An SAS sniper was able to stop a group of jihadis launching a suicide bomb attack by killing the terrorists with just three bullets in a dramatic shoot-out in an ISIS-held part of Iraq. The marksman, who joined the SAS a decade ago, potentially saved the lives of hundreds of innocent people by firing three well-aimed shots at the jihadists as they left a bomb factory near Mosul. The sniper was given the go-ahead after the men were spotted leaving the bomb factory wearing heavy coats in hot weather -- a sign they were trying to hide their suicide vests....
  • SAS sniper kills FIVE ISIS suicide bombers with just THREE bullets

    12/13/2015 8:56:45 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | Sam Webb
    An SAS sniper took out five ISIS jihadis with just three rounds before they were able to launch a sickening suicide bomb attack. The SAS veteran fired a trio of well-placed bullets from 800 metres away, taking them out as they left a bomb factory near Mosul, an ISIS stronghold in Iraq. He opened fire after they were seen leaving in heavy coats in hot weather - a sign they were concealing explosive vests.
  • Scandinavian Airlines Halts Flight to Israel

    10/19/2015 10:18:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/20/15 | Reut Hadar
    Scandinavian Airlines announces it will stop flying to Tel Aviv as of March, cites political instability. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) announced on Monday it would be stopping its flights to Israel, citing “political instability” as being behind the decision. In addition to flights to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, the airline also announced it would no longer include Moscow and Ankara among its destinations either. Flights from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv will cease in March of 2016, the airline announced, a little more than three years after Scandinavian Airlines launched its flight to Israel. "The route to Tel Aviv...
  • REVEALED: Daring raids by SAS heroes leave 200 evil jihadis DEAD

    10/05/2015 10:36:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5th October 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    'SAS TROOPS armed with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed at least 200 evil Islamic State (ISIS) extremists in a series of deadly raids in the past year. Soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated the barbaric terrorists in war-torn Syria and Iraq by calling in air strikes, carrying out deadly ambushes and using long-range sniper fire. They have even organised groups of Peshmerga fighters - forces in Iraqi Kurdistan who are fighting the blood-thirsty terror group - into guerrilla units. In one of the most effective raids British special forces destroyed an entire 20-vehicle fuel convoy,...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/11/2015 7:43:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    UK Express ^ | Aug 11, 2015 | Nick Gutteridge
    Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. By Nick Gutteridge PUBLISHED: 02:29, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52, Tue, Aug 11, 2015 The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/09/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution. ISIS militants had decreed that the little boy and his father must die after branding them "infidels" because they refused to denounce their faith....
  • The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    05/13/2015 7:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Tomas Hirst
    Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These really are the best of the best. Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in their track record and the fear they instill in their adversaries. These soldiers have been through rigorous training exercises designed to weed out those who can't hit their exacting standards. In a world...
  • Net closes on 'Jihadi John' as London pair probed

    08/21/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 25 replies
    The Telegraph (Great Britain) ^ | August 21, 2014 | By Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans, Nicola Harley and Claire Duffin
    NHS doctor from East London may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley. An NHS doctor from east London who was previously accused of kidnapping Western journalists in Syria may hold the key to identifying the jihadi who beheaded James Foley, intelligence sources have disclosed. Shajul Islam was arrested and charged with kidnapping a British journalist, John Cantlie, in 2012 but was released after his trial collapsed when Mr Cantlie was unable to give evidence. He had always protested his innocence, saying he went to Syria to use his medical skills to treat victims of the...
  • SAS joins mission to save refugees

    08/14/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-14-2014 | Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor and James Rush
    A dramatic international rescue mission of thousands of trapped refugees in northern Iraq was ‘far less likely’ this morning after the Government revealed huge numbers had already escaped across the border to Syria. David Cameron, returning from holiday 24 hours early to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Downing Street, yesterday revealed Britain was working on ‘detailed plans’ to airlift up to 30,000 desperate Yazidis cornered by Islamic State extremists on Mount Sinjar. But the International Development Secretary Justine Greening confirmed this morning that American surveillance had revealed fewer people were left on the mountain than first feared. But she...
  • Kenyan Mall Massacre Off duty SAS soldier with handgun saves 100 lives

    09/23/2013 6:03:51 PM PDT · by exbrit · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9/23/13 | David Bentley, David Williams
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  • Revealed: The Battle of Shah Wali Kot ("One does not simply 'win' a Victoria Cross")

    05/09/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 10th May 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    "It was tense, hot and arduous ... it was kill or be killed." For sniper team leader Sergeant Garry Robinson - a veteran on his third deployment to Afghanistan - it was the most intense fighting he had experienced. The commandos were surrounded by more than 100 Taliban fighters and were pinned down by withering rocket propelled grenade and machinegun fire at one of the enemy's most secure fortresses in southern Afghanistan, the village of Chenartu in Shah Wali Kot. The rate of fire raking the dangerously exposed Diggers shocked even the most hardened soldiers in their ranks. ..... The...
  • Revealed:The SAS secret mission to kill in Iraq BEFORE MPs voted to invade

    02/23/2013 5:34:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:05 EST, 23 February 2013| UPDATED:18:59 EST, 23 February 2013 | Mark Nicol
    The SAS were already fighting in Iraq on the eve of the Commons vote Soldiers were there to prevent a chemical weapons attack on Israel The SAS were involved in fierce fighting inside Iraq the day before the crucial Commons vote in 2003 that approved military action against Saddam Hussein’s regime, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today. As the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War approaches, we have uncovered a trove of documents about the secret mission, including accounts of senior Special Forces personnel. Told here for the first time, this is the story of Operation...
  • Jailed SAS Sniper Walks Free

    11/29/2012 9:59:25 AM PST · by the scotsman · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29th November 2012 | Sky News
    'Jailed SAS sniper Danny Nightingale has walked free from court after his sentence was suspended following a successful appeal. Sergeant Nightingale was given 18 months military detention earlier this month after he admitted illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition. Now judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London said his sentence would be cut to 12 months and suspended. They said he could be released immediately.'
  • SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero

    11/14/2012 7:51:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Sam Marsden
    SAS veterans ask PM to intervene over "monstrous" jailing of war hero David Cameron has been urged to intervene to secure the release of a former SAS sniper who was jailed for possessing a pistol given to him as a present by Iraqi soldiers he trained. By Sam Marsden 2:46PM GMT 14 Nov 2012 Four high-profile British special forces veterans have written to the Prime Minister appealing for help to overturn a “monstrous miscarriage of justice” in the case of Sergeant Danny Nightingale. They compared his treatment by the judicial system to that given to Abu Qatada, the extremist cleric...
  • How Al Qaeda executioners were captured by SAS using Bisto granules

    06/17/2012 8:20:22 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17th June 2012 | Mark Nicol and Ian Gallagher
    'They killed with apparent impunity, effortlessly dodging capture by the world’s deadliest special forces. Nothing, it seemed, could stop Al Qaeda’s two top Iraqi terrorists as they orchestrated a campaign of high-profile kidnappings, car bombings and executions in Baghdad and beyond. At the height of their reign, one of them, Maher Ahmed Mahmoud az-Zubeidi, better known by his alias Abu Rami, was believed to have been responsible for the murders of 200 people each month. Yet perhaps even more ferocious was his charismatic co-leader, Abu Uthman, whose exploits in two battles in Fallujah earned him the nickname Abu Nimr –...
  • SAS free all four hostages in daring Afghanistan raid

    06/02/2012 11:27:00 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 06/03/2012
    Defence sources said the “surgical” operation showed the “precision, skill and courage” of British special forces after they stormed the cave where Helen Johnston, 28, was held, and killed her kidnappers. David Cameron spoke individually to the soldiers to thank them for an “extraordinarily brave” mission. He warned that anyone who took British citizens hostage faced “a swift and brutal end”. Miss Johnston, a committed Christian, along with Moragwa Oirere, a Kenyan colleague, and two Afghan women who worked for the same aid agency, were said to be physically well after their ordeal. Miss Johnston’s parents expressed their gratitude to...
  • SAS Heroes: Last Stand In Oman

    04/28/2012 3:44:39 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 4 replies
    This is a YouTube video I came across. During the 1970s, the Sultanate of Oman was threatened by Communist guerillas of the PFLOAG (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf), and the UK sent SAS soldiers to help the government. On July 19, 1972, a SAS squad was stationed outside the town of Mirbat, in Dhofar province. They came under attack by several hundred Adoo (Communists), and they had to hold the line until support could arrive. Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxmtbMFGSXo&feature=autoplay&list=PL5FFDDFA750F39D0A&lf=results_main&playnext=4
  • Hostages in Nigeria killed before rescue attempt

    03/08/2012 12:53:04 PM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A Briton and Italian held hostage for 10 months in northern Nigeria died Thursday, apparently killed by their captors before they could be rescued, the British prime minister said. Nigerian security forces, with support from Britain, launched an operation Thursday to free British citizen Chris McManus and Italian national Franco Lamolinara, Prime Minister David Cameron said. But the effort did not succeed.
  • SAS target Taliban using Royal Navy submarine technology

    01/02/2012 7:37:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Telegraph, UK ^ | 02 Jan 2012 | Thomas Harding
    SAS target Taliban using Royal Navy submarine technology The SAS is targetting Taliban insurgents and Afghan smugglers in the Helmand desert using Royal Navy technology designed to hunt down Soviet submarines, it can be disclosed. The Daily Telegraph has been allowed access to operations along supply routes that involve radar technology traditionally used to spot periscopes breaking the surface and missiles skimming across wave tops. Using a sack-like device with which helicopters carry the radar equipment, the Sea King airborne surveillance and control (Skasac) can spot camel trains, pickup trucks and insurgents on foot dozens of miles away. The Navy...
  • The SAS secret hidden since World War II

    09/25/2011 3:19:58 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th September 2011 | Denise Winterman
    'A secret World War II diary of the British special forces unit, the SAS, has been kept hidden since it was created in 1946. Now it's being published for the first time to mark the 70th anniversary of the regiment. The BBC has exclusive access to the remarkable piece of history. It was 1946; World War II was over and so was the Special Air Service, better known as the SAS. Set up in 1941 by David Stirling, a lieutenant in the Scots Guards at the time, it had changed the way wars were fought, dispensing with standard military tactics...
  • Iran embassy SAS commander John McAleese dies

    08/28/2011 5:51:13 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 AUGUST 2011 | BBC
    Ex-SAS soldier John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the 1980 siege at Iran's embassy in London, has died. Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Foreign Office said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14697819
  • Libya: SAS leads hunt for Gaddafi

    08/24/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9:19PM BST 24 Aug 2011 | Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner and Damien McElroy in Tripoli
    British special forces are on the ground in Libya helping to spearhead the hunt for Col Muammar Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. As a Ł1 million bounty was placed on Gaddafi’s head, soldiers from 22 SAS Regiment began guiding rebel soldiers after being ordered in by David Cameron. For the first time, defence sources have confirmed that the SAS has been in Libya for several weeks, and played a key role in co-ordinating the fall of Tripoli. With the majority of the capital now in rebel hands, the SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothing and...
  • Study draws link between gun carriers and risky behavior

    06/28/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 6-28-11
    As Wisconsin heads toward lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapons, researchers at the University of California-Davis have turned up some unsettling information about those who may take advantage of the law. In a study using 15-year-old data -- the most recent available -- published online in the journal Injury Prevention, the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program says those who carried concealed weapons or who had confronted someone with a gun were twice as likely to be heavy drinkers than non-gun owners. Gun owners who drove with loaded weapons were four times more likely to hop behind the wheel...
  • SAS capture haul of Iranian rockets destined for Taleban in Helmand

    03/09/2011 6:50:38 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 10 March 2011 | Jerome Starkey
    British Special Forces have intercepted a convoy of Iranian weapons destined for Taleban insurgents in southern Afghanistan. Commanders fear the rockets - smuggled across the border on three pick-up trucks - represent a stark escalation in Tehran's support for the insurgents, at a time when record levels of United States and Nato forces are struggling to reverse a rising tide of Taleban violence. General David Petraeus, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, briefed Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai on details of the haul yesterday, which included 48 122mm rockets and about 1,000 rounds of Kalashnikov ammunition. One truck...
  • Libya: SAS mission that began and ended in error(plea for release aired on Libyan TV)

    03/06/2011 6:24:12 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 03/06/11 | James Kirkup, Nick Meo and Caroline Gammell
    Libya: SAS mission that began and ended in error A SAS mission to Libya resulted in humiliation after the troops were first captured by rebels, then a diplomat’s plea for their release was broadcast on state television. By James Kirkup, Nick Meo in Benghazi and Caroline Gammell 9:01PM GMT 06 Mar 2011 The mission was error-strewn from the beginning, when a helicopter carrying the team of seven SAS soldiers and MI6 officer landed in Benghazi without warning the rebel commanders - causing the insurgents to think they were coming under attack. The team then aggravated the situation by claiming to...
  • Libyan rebels seize British SAS troops-Sunday Times

    03/05/2011 10:11:55 PM PST · by Doofer · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2011 | Stefano Ambrogi
    Libyan rebels have captured a British special forces unit in the east of the country after a secret diplomatic mission to make contact with opposition leaders backfired, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The team, understood to number up to eight SAS soldiers, were intercepted as they escorted a junior diplomat through rebel-held territory, the newspaper said. The Foreign Office said in a brief statement it could neither "confirm or deny" the report. Earlier on Saturday the Geneva-based Human Rights Solidarity group, which employs a number of Libyan exiles, told Reuters by telephone that a team of "eight special forces personnel" had...
  • SAS unit, diplomat 'held' by Libya rebels

    03/05/2011 10:33:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    AFP ^ | 03/06/11
    SAS unit, diplomat 'held' by Libya rebels LONDON (AFP) – A Special Air Service (SAS) unit and a junior diplomat were being held by rebels in eastern Libya following a bungled mission to put the envoy in touch with them, The Sunday Times said. The broadsheet, citing sources, said the SAS unit, thought to be up to eight men, were captured along with the diplomat they were escorting through the rebel-held east. "We can neither confirm nor deny the report," a Foreign Office spokeswoman told AFP. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "We neither confirm nor deny the story and...
  • British Soldiers Reportedly Captured by Libyan Rebels During Secret Mission

    03/05/2011 5:30:44 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Fox New ^ | 3-15-11 | Unknown
    Up to eight British soldiers are being held by rebel forces in Libya after a secret mission to put British diplomats in touch with opponents of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to the London Times.
  • Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised....

    03/04/2011 11:22:59 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/05/11 | Tim Shipman
    Fancy your chances against the SAS, Gaddafi? Elite troops and MI6 spies poised to help Libyan rebels By Tim Shipman Last updated at 3:30 AM on 5th March 2011 •600 Black Watch soldiers on 24-hour standby to fly in •50 people killed and 300 wounded in clashes at Zawiyah Britain is to send teams of spies and diplomats into Libya to help oust Colonel Gaddafi, it emerged last night. MI6 operatives backed by the SAS are to land in the east around the key rebel stronghold of Benghazi 'within days'. In addition, 600 soldiers of the Black Watch are on...
  • SAS 'Blades' rescue 150: Crack helicopter commandos snatch terrified Britons from desert(Libya)

    02/26/2011 3:43:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    SAS troops last night staged a dramatic evacuation of 150 civilian workers from the Libyan desert. The Special Forces soldiers landed in two C130 Hercules military transport aircraft on a landing strip near remote oilfields south of the eastern port of Benghazi. The SAS men – known as ‘blades’ because of their role at the sharp end of the mission – had flown from Malta’s Valletta airport, where, in meticulous detail, they planned the rescue of the stranded workers, many of them British.
  • Libya: British forces rescue 150 civilians from desert (Good Show!)

    02/26/2011 11:43:34 AM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2011 | Alastair Jamieson
    Two RAF Hercules aircraft were involved in the operation, which involved the SAS and forces from Special Boat Service. Both planes have landed in Malta, the Ministry of Defence confirmed, while HMS Cumberland is on her way back to Benghazi to evacuate anyone else left in the chaos-stricken country. Britain has also evacuated its diplomatic staff and suspended the operations of the British embassy in Tripoli. Workers departed on the last Government-chartered flight, which took off for Gatwick carrying 53 British nationals on Saturday afternoon. Liam Fox, the defence secretary, said: "I can confirm that two RAF C130 Hercules aircraft...
  • SAS poised to rescue British oil workers stranded in Libyan desert ( as many as 500 stranded )

    02/25/2011 12:50:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 25 February 2011 20.22 GMT | Richard Norton-Taylor and Matthew Taylor
    Estimated 150 Britons still trapped in remote areas as armed forces on standby in Malta plan to extricate them SAS troops, with a unit of paras in support, are poised to help an estimated 150 British oil company workers stranded in isolated parts of the Libyan desert.They were believed to be on standby in Malta ready to extricate the British nationals as the frigate HMS Cumberland prepared to arrive at the Mediterranean island with 200 Britons on board. The frigate HMS York was ordered to head east for the Libyan coast, though the captain had not yet been instructed with...
  • SAS commander quits Army amid claims defence cuts have hit morale

    11/27/2010 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Sean Rayment
    Friends of the colonel, who cannot be named for security reasons, said he had grown increasingly despondent with service life following the cuts imposed on the military by the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is understood that two highly respected Brigadiers, one of whom also served with the Special Forces, are considering their positions. Senior officers have warned that many more high calibre officers are expected to resign in the coming months especially if the Continuity of Education Allowance--which pays for a proportion of boarding school fees for service families--is cut.
  • Stig was SAS hero (Racing driver for UK TV's Top Gear taught 'escape & evade' driving to SAS Troops)

    09/01/2010 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 35 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE, Defence Editor, LEIGH HOLMWOOD, Deputy TV Editor, and RYAN SABEY
    EXCLUSIVE Stig was SAS Hero  RACING driver Ben Collins, unmasked yesterday as Top Gear mystery man The Stig, is a former member of the SAS. Ben trained SAS heroes in daring "escape and evade" driving skills while serving with the regiment, The Sun can reveal.     No more mystery nice guy ... Ben Collins aka The Stig   Millions of viewers have seen the race ace coaching celebrities on how to achieve the fastest time around a TV circuit in Top Gear's reasonably-priced car. But sources close to the special forces unit - motto Who Dares Wins - last night...
  • Quarter of senior Taliban killed by SAS in 'kill or capture' targeting (on an industrial scale?)

    09/01/2010 9:13:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09/01/10 | Thomas Harding and Ben Farmer
    Quarter of senior Taliban killed by SAS in 'kill or capture' targeting The Taliban in Helmand are being killed by the SAS on an "industrial scale" with a quarter of senior commanders killed since spring, leading to a dramatic drop in British casualties. By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent, and Ben Farmer in Kabul Published: 6:00AM BST 01 Sep 2010 More than 65 senior insurgent commanders or bomb-makers have been "removed from the battlefield" by SAS troopers, leading to significant disruption of the insurgency. While senior British officers are cautious at overplaying the success The latest casualty figures for August show...
  • Just Revealed - UK Govt to SAS "Do not try to rescue colleagues":SAS reply "Pound Sand!"

    05/06/2010 8:02:06 AM PDT · by sussex · 9 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Aged P. com ^ | 06/05/10 | The Aged P
    With the troops all ready to hit the ground running word suddenly came down the line from the UK government in London – no rescue must be attempted as it would give the lie to Whitehall’s claims that Basra was under control. The men had to be sacrificed to save the face of the politicians. The reaction was swift and stark – the SAS ignored London and rescued their colleagues with clinical precision.
  • Britain sends counter-terrorist forces to Yemen

    01/03/2010 12:35:27 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 519+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/3/2010 | Sean Rayment
    Britain has dispatched a special counter-terrorist unit to Yemen as the mountainous Arab state emerges as the new frontline in the war against al-Qaeda. The force is training Yemeni military and will assist in planning operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group which claimed responsibility for the Christmas Day attack on a US airliner. The disclosure comes as Western security analysts warn that the failed underwear bomb plot will serve as a test run for future overseas attacks by an increasingly sophisticated outfit still honing its terror techniques. "The bomber was inexperienced, dispensable and an unknown quantity," said...
  • Australia's left-wing socialist-feminist Governor General actually impresses a Freeper

    11/13/2009 6:32:28 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 970+ views
    14th November 2009 | vanity
    I can't find an online news story on this or I would post it. Back in January, Australia awarded its first Victoria Cross - Australia and the Commonwealth of Nation's as a whole, highest award for valour in the face of the enemy - to Trooper Mark Donaldson of the Special Air Service. He was decorated by Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC, Governor General of Australia, appointed by the Queen on the advice of Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and the first woman to hold the role as Australia's de facto Head of State as the Queen's representative. She...
  • SAS Letter to U.S. Army Garrison, Alaska

    11/08/2009 12:12:08 PM PST · by basil · 26 replies · 1,169+ views
    http://www.SecondAmendmentSisters.org ^ | November 7, 2009 | Angela Briggs, Second Amendment Sisters
    Alaska Chapter Coordinator Second Amendment Sisters, Inc 900 R.R. 620 A., Suite C-101, Box 228 Lakeway, Texas 787347 November 2009 Commander U.S. Army Garrison Alaska 724 Postal Service Loop # 6000 Fort Richardson Alaska 99505-6000 Dear Colonel Timothy Prior, My name is Angela Briggs and I am the Alaska State Coordinator for the Second Amendment Sisters, a women’s advocacy group dedicated to preserving the basic human right to self defense as recognized by the Second Amendment. I am writing to you to inform you of a recent incident and matter of post policy that is of a most serious nature....
  • Report: British special forces train Libyan troops

    09/12/2009 9:43:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 602+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/09 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – Some of Britain's most elite soldiers have been training Libyan forces in counterterrorism and surveillance for the past six months, a newspaper said Saturday. The Daily Telegraph said a contingent of between four and 14 men from the Special Air Service, or SAS, were working with Col. Moammar Gadhafi's soldiers in Libya, a country once notorious for its support of terrorism. The paper cited an unidentified SAS source as saying that the training was seen as part of the deal to release Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, whose return to Libya last month outraged Americans and raised questions...