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