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Raqqa, Syria - Details Of Take-Down Of Jihadi John Emerge; SAS Ground Operatives With DIY Drones Played Critical Role

Published on: December 6, 2015 02:36 PM
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FILE - British Army Gurkha snipers observe a position after they were fired on during a patrol in an area known as Hamburger Hill in Helmand province, Afghanistan November 6, 2007.  ReutersFILE - British Army Gurkha snipers observe a position after they were fired on during a patrol in an area known as Hamburger Hill in Helmand province, Afghanistan November 6, 2007.  Reuters

Raqqa, Syria - Details have emerged of the mission last month that took down notorious IS executioner and British extremist Jihadi John, including how a crack team of SAS commandos covertly pinpointed the terrorist’s location through the use of DIY drones.

DAILYMAIL.co.uk (http://dailym.ai/1XSM8CQ) reports that the mission began on November 11 when a SAS team of eight was dropped covertly in the desert some 35 miles outside of IS headquarters in Raqqa by a US Chinook helicopter.

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After traveling the remaining distance over rugged terrain in desert buggies, the operatives dug in and began surveillance of the building where Jihadi John was believed to be hold up through the use of 3ft nano-helicopters equipped with infrared and night-vision cameras.

A series of the 1 lb. drones continuously relayed satellite images of the building to SAS HQ in Hereford and US Central Command in Doha, Qatar.

Patience eventually won out, when around 11:40 a drone relayed images of Jihadi John emerging and getting into a newly arrived vehicle, which minutes later was evaporated by a US Reaper drone equipped with Hellfire missiles.


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 Dec 06, 2015 at 03:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Obama thinks he could sell this to the public, but I don't buy it. This is Obama fiction for the purpose of building his false legacy. The explanation comes late and it's obvious Obama bartered the rights to the success of this message. Hamaivin yuvin.

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 Dec 06, 2015 at 08:01 PM BoruchN Says:

'Those who live by the sword...' B"H

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 Dec 06, 2015 at 10:09 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Obama thinks he could sell this to the public, but I don't buy it. This is Obama fiction for the purpose of building his false legacy. The explanation comes late and it's obvious Obama bartered the rights to the success of this message. Hamaivin yuvin.

You are obviously uneducated, so please allow me to explain some things that will not change your mind, as facts no doubt won't register, but I remain hopeful that there is a small shred of you that is capable of learning. The United Kingdom is a different country than the United States. It was founded in 1707, which is 254 years before the birth of Obama. The SAS, or Special Air Service, is a part of the special forces of the U.K. military. Prime Minister David Cameron, of the Conservative Party, (see above regarding the U.K. being a different country), thanked Obama for the assistance the U.S. gave to the UK SAS troops in the killing of Jihadi John. This is publicly-available, widely reported information from UK news sources. (Again, the UK is NOT the US and the information came from the UK.) If the voices speaking to you through your metal fillings have provided information to the contrary, please share. Otherwise, I do recommend that you seek professional treatment for the pathological hatred you have of Obama that causes you to make irrational and false statements. It will be a blessing to your family to have you mentally healthy.

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