After witnessing the horrific execution of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, members of an elite military unit fighting ISIS on the ground have been told to “save the last bullet for themselves” if they are surrounded by the terror group.
Commanders of the legendary British Special Air Services (SAS) have told their troops that rescue would be virtually impossible because the terror group moves prisoners on a daily basis. Capture of an SAS commando would be a major victory for ISIS with the captive certain to face weeks of torture and a horrific death.
As one SAS operative told reporters:
“The SAS have been told that if they are captured they can expect to be tortured before being beheaded, disemboweled or burned alive. They know there is virtually no chance of being rescued. Everyone taking part in the Iraq mission knows the risks. Most of the guys would never let themselves be taken prisoner – not by Islamic State (IS).”
The operator said SAS soldiers informed commanders that, if they were captured, they would expect the British Government to do the “honourable thing” and order an airstrike on the very compound they were being held.
“If you’re captured and can’t be rescued then you would want the RAF to come along and drop a very large bomb. A quick end is preferable to a long and painful death.”
According to the Daily Star Sunday, there have been two incidents where SAS troops were almost captured. The operators were able to escape with the help of United States Air Force Reaper drones providing cover and decimating the jihadi attacks.
“As a member of the SAS you know that you are going to be executed by the enemy if you’re captured. That’s why we carry pistols. It’s our secondary weapon. But it also allows us the choice of topping ourselves when all hope has gone. Better that than giving away where your mates are operating.”
—Courtesy of Controversial Times