Dressed to kill! SAS heroes don BURKAS for raid on ISIS bunker
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 head-to-toe in the traditional black robes, managing to blag their way through to the group’s headquarters.
They were driven through the town in a Toyota pick-up truck – the make favoured by jihadi murderers – with the help of local Syrians working with the secret service to help bring down ISIS.
The elite troopers even managed to hide assault weapons, grenades and ammo beneath their roomy ankle-length gowns in case they encountered armed resistance from Islamist militants.
After making their way through the town they located the house of a senior terrorist chief and used a transmitted to relay its location and coordinates to a US Air Force AWAC mission control aircraft circling thousands of feet above.
The American spy plane then passed the information onto a US Reaper drone, which seconds later fired a Hellfire missile into the building, vaporising the ISIS commander and several of his henchmen.
When jihadi militants heard the explosion they rushed onto the streets and discovered the burka-clad troopers, who took down several jihadis during a fierce gun battle as they fought their way to safety.
A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: “The SAS team were moving back to their vehicles after the missile had struck when the town went into lockdown.
“Gunmen were on the streets stopping everyone, lining people up against the walls and threatening to kill anyone who had helped the ‘spies’.
“The attack took place in the early evening, about an hour before curfew, so there were still quite a few people around.
“Just as the British soldiers were getting back into a minivan several gunmen ordered them to stop. The troopers ignored the warnings and were about to drive off when the jihadis opened fire.
They added: “The SAS jumped out of the vehicle, lifted up their burkas and opened fire. It must have been a massive shock to the gunmen.
“One was killed instantly and two others ran off. The firefight gave the SAS just enough time to break contact with the Isis gunmen and escape.
“We later heard Isis fighters were putting rumours around the town saying the ‘infidels’ had sent women in burkas to fight instead of men.”
The daring mission took place three weeks ago at the terrorist headquarters in Raqqa, where infamous British murderer Jihadi John was blown up in a drone strike.
Intelligence sources said the successful hit had taken out a prized jihadi commander and was a “severe blow” to the terrorist group.
The SAS have conducted dozens of operations in Iraq and Syria in recent months as Britain and America step up their bid to wipe out the evil Islamists.
Their top target is now said to be Siddhartha Dhar, the 32-year-old Londoner who was unmasked as the terrorists’ latest executioner in a sick video showing the murder of Syrians accused of spying for Britain.