'SAS troops using dummies to trick IS jihadis into death trap'

'SAS troops using dummies to trick IS jihadis into death trap'

British SAS troops have found a unique way to eliminate ISIS fighters by using dummies dressed in soldier uniforms to lure the jihadists out into the open for the kill, according to a media report.

British soldiers deployed to fight the Islamic State terror group set up convincing-looking dolls designed to look like Kurdish fighters from a distance but when the jihadists descend, coalition troops can open fire or call in targeted air strikes, the Daily Express reported.

In one single incident, 12 jihadis took the bait and were gunned down by SAS snipers, the report said. Another time, so many ISIS fighters arrived that the SAS decided not to engage directly and called in an airstrike instead.

British soldiers deployed to fight the terror group have been using fake soldiers to lure the fighters out into the open. The British Army has not deployed en-masse to Iraq or Syria but elite SAS troops are known to be conducting operations behind enemy lines.

The tactic of placing dummies was reportedly used as recently as last week in Dayr az Zawr in Syria. The move involves dressing the 'soldiers' up in uniform, posing them convincingly and arming them with real weapons.

ISIS scouts and local contacts take the bait and inform their allies, who then move in for the kill, the report said.

The tactic allows the British forces to strike at their leisure and keeps the carnage away from civilians. Previously, troops have struggled to pin down ISIS troops, who have a habit of fleeing in tunnels and sewer pipes.

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