WHO DARES WINS! Troops were ambushed and trapped in a river bed when ammunition ran out
One British fighter drowned a jihadist in a puddle, while another killed three extremists by beating them to death with the butt of his rifle.
The troops were surrounded by approximately 50 ISIS militants yesterday close to Mosul in Northern Iraq as they had just withdrawn from an intelligence gathering mission, according to the Daily Star.
The Express reports,
In the ambush, soldiers fatally shot several militants before their ammunition ran out and they were forced to use their guns as battering rams, knives, wit and brute strength to defeat the enemy.
One man even drowned an ISIS fighter in a puddle before picking up a stone which he smashed into another man’s face.
Sources told the Daily Star that they were convinced they were going to die in the battle, so they chose to ‘go out fighting’ in the hope that they would kill as many ISIS fighters as possible before they died.
They shook hands, said goodbye to each other, and charged at the jihadiis.
The source said: “Rather than die on their knees, they went for a soldier’s death and charged the IS fighters who were moving along the river bed.
“They were screaming and swearing as they set about the terrorists.
“They fired off their few remaining bullets and dropped several terrorists before setting about them with whatever weapons they had.
“They bayoneted, slashed and beat the IS fighters to death.”
One soldier in the Special Boat Service, an elite unit of the Royal Navy, killed one of the terrorists by forcing his face into the mud and holding him down until he drowned.
“He then picked up a stone and smashed it into the face of another gunman wrestling with one of his colleagues.
“Another killed three of the fighters by using his assault rifle as a club.
“Others were stabbing at the gunmen who wanted to capture the British troops alive.”
The soldiers were described as fighting like “crazed warriors”, killing 12 terrorists in the space of five minutes.
The surviving ISIS soldiers are said to have fled.
“It was a classic case of Who Dares Wins,” the source added.
Apart from two soldiers who suffered minor gunshot wounds, all the members of the unit were said to have returned to active duty two days after their incredible battle.