A heroic story has just been released of a British Army special forces soldier this January in Afghanistan. One soldier took on and defeated six terrorists alone in a mountain tunnel.
The soldier is a sergeant in the Special Air Service (SAS) elite special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS is the British equivalent of the US Army Green Berets or Navy SEALs.
The SAS sergeant showed why the SAS ranks as one of the best special forces units in the world.
When the SAS fighters destroyed a Taliban base, six Taliban fighters escaped into one of the many underground cave complexes carved into the mountains of northern Afghanistan.
One of the six terrorists was a “high-value target.”
The tunnel systems are small and cramped at a maximum of two feet wide and four feet high.
The 29-year-old sergeant and Iraq War veteran took it upon himself to take down the terrorists alone.
A source told The Daily Star the following:
“The mission had only been partially successful because the base was destroyed, but the SAS were after a “high-value target” and he had escaped into the tunnels. It was pretty clear none of the Afghan commandos was going to go in after him so he volunteered.
“There wasn’t enough room to use a long-barreled weapon so the Brit used his Glock 9mm pistol and grabbed a claw hammer. He couldn’t see the Taliban but he could hear and smell them. He shot three of them dead one after the other but then his pistol jammed.
“He fought two more in the dark where the tunnel opened into a larger room that was partially lit by a candle. After he killed those two, he was attacked by another but killed him almost instantly with a single blow.”
When the sergeant emerged from the tunnels he was unable to speak due to the enormous stress of the 30-minute battle.
It’s a good thing the UK is one of United States’ closest allies!