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SBS in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Rover, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Rover

    Rover Moderator

    Oct 23, 2008
    Eight elite Special Forces soldiers 'fight off 100 ISIS jihadis during a six-hour fight to save an Afghan family whose car was blown up by a home-made bomb'

    • Special Boat Service (SBS) soldiers fought off jihadis in eastern Afghanistan
    • Troops said to have refused to abandon family after adult killed and girl injured
    • Soldiers ambushed while they treated girl and they fought jihadis until night fell
    By Harry Howard For Mailonline

    Published: 10:37, 7 July 2019 | Updated: 10:38, 7 July 2019

    Eight elite members of the British special forces reportedly fought off more than 100 ISIS jihadis during an Afghanistan ambush.

    The soldiers, from the Special Boat Service (SBS), are claimed to have gone to help an Afghan family after their car was blown up by an improvised bomb in eastern Afghanistan.

    The elite troops are said to have refused to abandon the family after one of the adults was killed and a young girl badly hurt, and instead they stayed and fought the jihadis for six hours.

    Eight elite members of the elite British Special Boat Service (SBS) reportedly fought off more than 100 ISIS jihadis during an Afghanistan ambush. Above: File photo showing members of the SBS

    The soldiers' patrol came under attack while they treated the injured girl, forcing them to retreat to an abandoned compound and fight the terrorists back until night fell and they were able to escape, the Daily Star reported.

    A source told the paper: 'The SBS team had a medic with them who was trauma-trained.

    'He immediately began treating the girl and stopped the bleeding. Then the patrol came under attack and they were forced into undertaking a fighting withdrawal to an abandoned compound.

    'The one chance the SBS guys had was to last until nightfall and then they would have the advantage because of their night-vision equipment.'

    ISIS gained a foothold in Afghanistan shortly after the group swept across Syria and Iraq in the summer of 2014. Above: ISIS fighters at a training camp

    Once under the cover of darkness, the elite team reportedly tricked the jihadis into thinking they were in a different position and then fled to safety with the injured girl.

    The team had been on a joint patrol with Afghan special forces in eastern Afghanistan when they were ambushed.

    It is not clear when the rescue took place.

    The SBS has been involved in a number of operations in Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

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  2. rkec

    rkec Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I do wonder sometimes how much is the media just being dim and how much of it is retired friends of guys at the sharp end just releasing wind up rumours to the media to see how much they can bait the press. Some kind of competition to see who can get a journo to print the most outrageous story.
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  3. Rover

    Rover Moderator

    Oct 23, 2008
    "It is not clear when the rescue took place."o_O

    A get out clause ! Bearing in mind that the MOD response to any media comment on SF is the standard "We cannot confirm or deny".:cool:

    Articles about the UKSF sell, you can make up anything and you will have the public taking in every word.-banghead-

    Google UKSF/SBS.SAS and you will be subject to information overload of all things in the public domain. People even write books on their fantasy exploits....'Tomcat' being an example.

    Some members of the 'media' tend to exaggerate so as to increase their credibility (pay/expenses).:(

    Once read an report on a major fire fight at a particular location.o_O Noted the time and date of the incident and noted that at that particular time I was sitting having a coffee and it would seem surrounded by over 50+ members of an Islamic Terrorist group!:cool:
    Amazing what you can miss at times.:)
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