British, American special forces forming hunter killer unit 'Task Force Black' to smash Islamic State
Britain's elite special forces along with US special forces are forming a unit called Task Force Black to hunt down the killer of James Foley and smash the Islamic State.
According to the Mirror and as reported by the Sunday People, the undercover unit's aim will be to "cut the head off the snake" by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria.
British special forces will once again work with America's Delta Force and Seal Team 6 in joint operations to combat the Islamic State and take down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the jihadist group.
The SAS, Seals and Delta Force have worked together on many operations in Afghanistan and share intelligence.
The new task force will include a squadron of the SAS, special forces aircrews from the RAF and agents from MI5 and MI6, the report says.
The operation will be headed by US' CIA spy agency.
(Posted on 25-08-2014)