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British SAS in Iraq have been given a list of 200 citizen jihadis to 'kill or capture'

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posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 08:53 AM

SAS in Iraq gets kill list of British jihadis
British special forces operating in Iraq have been issued with a “kill or capture” list containing the names of up to 200 British terrorists fighting alongside Isis.

The Sunday Times understands that the SAS is under orders to target UK terrorist suspects using intelligence supplied by MI6, MI5 and GCHQ. Those captured will be handed to the Iraq authorities with the prospect of execution if they are found guilty in trials.

The security services and the police have previously spoken of their fear of a so-called “Raqqa scatter” that could see British nationals abandon Isis strongholds, such as the group’s de facto capital in the Syrian town of Raqqa, and return to the UK to establish terrorist cells.

Senior sources say any surviving Isis terrorists…
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I do not really have any information on the legal authority for this. Now clearly, I understand nobody wants daesh terrorists returning to their country as sleeper or active cells waiting to commit acts of crime, terrorism, or war. I am simply seeking clarity on where the legal authority to do this is draw from. It could be from an active war mandate, or decree by parliament, I don't know. I am just curious is all. 200 British citizens are about to die in a war zone, so I just figured it may be important to know where the legal definitions to mandate this exist so my fellow Brits do not end up in the same bandwagon during a protest outside their borders if the legal definitions are broad and uncertain.

I know there was some wording added to the NDAA 2012 that allowed for our government to kill Americans as well for similar reasons. But that came with a propaganda law that could have legally used Social and establishment media to assassinate anyone's character prior to an actual assassination in an effort to get the public to cheer it on. SO if anyone British citizens have some feedback and insight they can provide, I am all ears (or eyes??)

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SAS soldiers have been told to "use whatever means possible" to kill or capture the militants, according to the Sunday Times. The newspaper quoted a senior defence source as saying: “A kill list has been drawn up containing the names of hundreds of very bad people. A lot of them are from the UK. The hunt is now on for British Islamists who have effectively gone off-grid."

Sources said SAS soldiers have been told the mission to kill or capture the Isis operatives could be the most important in the regiment’s 75-year history.

The teams of specialist soldiers are based at the headquarters of US Joint Special Operations Command near Baghdad. They are also tasked with providing advice and support to Iraqi forces as the attempt to retake the city of Mosul from Isis.

Up to 100 members of Britain’s special forces are believed to be operating in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from homegrown jihadis working with Isis.

The possibility of Isis being defeated in Iraq has raised the prospect that British people currently fighting for the organisation in the Middle East will return home and plan attacks on UK soil.

The Ministry of Defence would not comment on the existence of an SAS hit list. A spokesperson said: “We cannot comment on issues of special forces involvement.”

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 09:28 AM
I'm sorry lol, if you really think the UK is fighting the UK inside Iraq, you've bought the whole war n terror thing hook, line and sinker.

The goal is to conquer Iraq, ongoing now since 91. Before you tell me how many wars there are there, its all one war for conquest.

Waged aggressively, unjustly and under false pretenses in violation of International Law and Sovereignty of Nations.

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 09:33 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

You want to know what the legal authority is for members of one combatant force to kill members of the other combatant force?

Citizenship doesn't really have much to do with it.

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 09:55 AM
a reply to: Shamrock6

Ok so then it falls under a war mandate. I was only asking is all for clarification and documentation purposes. Its not like I said "omg, save the citizens derp!"

We had to pass a law stateside to drone bomb an American in Yemen who was not participating in an active battle or war against anyone at the time. I was just curious if the Brits had to do the same to kill these British terrorists or if it falls under the general declaration of war.

If they have 200 names, wouldn't it make sense to also watch out for them and arrest at a port of entry if the concern was to mitigate their risk in the homeland???

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 10:56 AM
In that case expect Two Hundred jihadists to be killed or captured.
I cant understand why interpreter made the remark about the UK fighting the UK in Iraq. Can anyone help me out with that?
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posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 11:11 AM

originally posted by: CulturalResilience
In that case expect Two Hundred jihadists to be killed or captured.

In that regard, as to the effectiveness of the SAS weeding out those threats and carrying out their mission/objectives , I agree they will get it done, and done effectively.

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 12:13 PM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

I didn't say that's what you said, so calm your tits before you give yourself a black eye.

If you're referring to al-Awlaki, I'm pretty sure that was done with a memo, not a law.

And I have no doubt they're watching ports of entry in the event somebody on the list shows up.

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 12:21 PM

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posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 03:15 PM
Eh? They're worried about 200 people that they have enough intel on to have on a hit list and they're worried about them coming back to the UK?

I don't believe for a second that our borders are that porous and easy to breach especially with all the crap I get coming back through customs, we're a friggin island. If they get back in its because they were allowed back.

posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 11:04 PM
a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

there is always a back door somewhere. Could be a tunnel through an isolated cliff wall for all we know. You seem to be a British citizen. I have heard plenty of grief from the European citizens over time in regards to American government assassinations.

Whats your opinion on this i I may ask. For or against?? More complicated than an easy answer... what do you think?? It could be someone from your community one day that the media and hit lists have deemed "killed or captured overseas" for national security.

posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 02:56 AM
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Am undecided on Syria overall due to the complexity of the whole affair. A lot of the guys who initially went over there to fight weren't radicals at all but they were propagandised by Cameron and our media through constantly being bombarded with news of Assad's atrocities until the call to war was shut down by parliament and suddenly Assad wasn't on the news much again...just ISIS and their nutjobbery. Now it's assumed that everyone travelling to Syria from the UK has joined ISIS which I think is grossly over simplifying what's happening.

There was a couple of guys I worked with at the time who contemplated going to join the FSA or helping with the aid convoys. They didn't go but how many like minded people have just been assumed to have gone to Syria to join ISIS and how many actually did is something the intelligence services need to be very mindful of.

Maybe it was part of an overall strategy to have even people on the fringes of radicalisation drawn into an area outside of the UK so they could all be carpet bombed and done away with. Not entirely sure the govt is that smart though.

Should we assassinate people who pose a real threat to us? Yes, but we should also hold our governments to account for creating and exacerbating this mess and ensure those responsible face justice.

posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 06:25 AM
a reply to: MagnaCarta2015

I think if these nationals are such a threat to the public, perhaps they should publicize the names for all to see??? Especially if they don't want the returning, the people who have met them should know they need to be reported if they sneak in through those cliff tunnels, where ever they may be. Maybe with a list of their crimes too.

Don't get me wrong, I believe everything and then some when our governments say we need to kill our citizens, and would not question it at all. Maybe just a little bit more transparency is all when it comes to ending the life of a citizen who used to be protected by the same government before they decided the need to end them??

This could eventually translate to an increase in death by cop down the road, cuz I swear it has gone up here in the states since Obama's second term.

posted on Nov, 8 2016 @ 06:58 AM
Well, they are enemy combatants, I guess.

If they get killed or captured it's the luck of the draw for them. Don't shoot at your own military and give yourself up.

It seems like a BOLO list, anyway.

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