British SAS forces are understood to be on the front line of the final push against ISIS (Photo: GETTY [STOCK])
British special forces are understood to be working with Operation Inherent Resolve, the joint task force seeking to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq. With the support of the coalition, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are closing in on the last remaining enclave held by the terror group in south-eastern Syria.
The SAS, the British Army’s most renowned special forces unit, is said to be helping the effort to oust ISIS from Baghuz, a village on the banks of the Euphrates River. A Kurdish fighter taking part in the military operation billed as the “final battle” against ISIS, told Daily Star Online the SAS have arrived on the front line.
“The SAS is here and working with the coalition,” the commander for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), who did not wish to be named, told us. The YPG fighter told Daily Star Online: “There are lots of British women here, more than you would think. The YGP are only allowed to talk to them so they can remove their hijabs, then they are taken to camps. It’s up to the British government if they want to take them. The SAS is here and working with the coalition. If you ask, me she shouldn’t be allowed back. She should be treated as any ISIS bride – to rot in our jails. If the UK take her back, they should take all their s**** citizens back, we don’t want them.”
Ministry of Defence officials declined to comment on the SAS’s presence in Syria. Kurdish commanders have said the liberation of ISIS’s final stronghold is now just days away as the dig in on the banks of the Euphrates. SAS forces are known to have been active in Syria in the bid to push the terror cult out of their foxholes.
Two special forces Brits were hurt – including one hit in the throat with shrapnel – in a battle in Deiz Ezzor back in January. ISIS fighters have reportedly be firing upon their own families as they attempted to flee from Baghuz.
British Major General Christopher Ghika said refugees are arriving at the checkpoints suffering gunshot wounds – with hundreds of women and children.
The jihadis embedded in the village are believed to be some of ISIS’s most fierce and dedicated fighters. SDF commanders have said the jihadis face just one choice – surrender or die. UK officials are not going to make an efforts to rescue Brits who may be among the final fighters or families – with Daily Star Online revealing their are up to 50 senior Brits still serving with ISIS.
It comes as it emerged Bethnal Green teen Shamima Begum wants to return to Britain after she was found in a refugee camp in Al-Hawl. ISIS has been utterly destroyed as a state, being driven out of occupied towns and cities in Syria and Iraq.
It is believed no more than 500 senior ISIS fighters remain in the tiny sliver of land on the border between Syria and Iraq.