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Not Just for Deer Hunters: British SAS Use 4 Wheelers to Hunt Terrorists

British SAS Using 4 Wheelers For Terrorist Hunting
Daily Mail UK

Using helicopters and four wheelers, British special forces have conducted several very successful terrorist hunting trips targeting ISIS forces in Iraq over the last few weeks.

Apparently, four wheelers are not just popular with deer hunters in the United States. The British government recently reported that members of the elite British Special Air Service (SAS) have been using four wheelers to stage a series of daring raids on ISIS forces all over western Iraq. Over the past four weeks, members of the SAS have killed over 200 ISIS fighters in these raids (an average of about eight a day).

After identifying ISIS targets using unmanned drones and other intelligence gathering assets, the British have been using helicopters to drop off small teams of SAS equipped with specially modified four wheelers, sniper rifles, and machine guns to conduct ambushes and raids on unsuspecting ISIS forces.

To maintain the element of surprise, the four wheeler equipped raiders are often inserted many miles away from their intended targets under the cover of darkness. These raids have been absolutely devastating to ISIS forces, resulting in hundreds of dead terrorists and a significant disruption of ISIS operations in Iraq.

An anonymous SAS source recently said that:

Our tactics are putting the fear of God into ISIS as they don't know where we're going to strike next and there's frankly nothing they can do to stop us.

The British have conducted raids and ambushes nearly every day for almost a month and the fighting has been so intense that the SAS regiment recently had to order an emergency resupply of its stocks of ammunition.

Though using four wheelers for terrorist hunting may seem like a novel idea, it is hardly new: both British and American special operations forces have been using specially modified 4 wheelers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade now.

At this time, there is no word on whether American special operations forces are conducting similar terrorist hunting raids on ISIS forces in Syria or Iraq.

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Not Just for Deer Hunters: British SAS Use 4 Wheelers to Hunt Terrorists