Via Daily Mail
- Jihadis decapitated dozens of Yazidi women and dumped the heads in dustbins
- British Special Forces made the grim discovery in Baghuz, eastern Syria
- IS once controlled a swathe of territory more than a quarter the size of England
- But by last night just 200 militants were confined to one-fifth of a square mile
Elite SAS troops found the severed heads of 50 sex slaves murdered by merciless Islamic State fighters as they led the assault on the terror group’s last stronghold, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The barbaric jihadis had beheaded dozens of Yazidi women before dumping their heads in dustbins.
British Special Forces made the grisly discovery when they entered Baghuz, the besieged town on the banks of the Euphrates in eastern Syria where IS is making its last desperate stand.
It followed a fierce close-quarter battle earlier this month during which SAS soldiers fired 600 mortar bombs and tens of thousands of machine-gun rounds, forcing the enemy into a network of tunnels beneath the rubble-strewn town.
More than 100 jihadis were killed during the battle. Two British soldiers were wounded, though neither has life-threatening injuries.
IS once controlled a swathe of territory more than a quarter the size of England but by last night just 200 militants were confined to one-fifth of a square mile
A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘In their hour of defeat, the jihadis’ cruelty knew no bounds. They conducted a cowardly slaughter of these desperately unfortunate women as a final act of depravity and left their severed heads behind for us to find. The motivation for such a sickening act is beyond comprehension for any remotely normal human being.
‘None of the SAS troops who entered Baghuz will forget what they saw, which some soldiers likened to a scene from the film Apocalypse Now. Their only solace is that they have contributed to bringing Islamic State’s reign of terror to an end.’
The Mail on Sunday can today reveal extraordinary details of the role played by British forces on land and in the air to finally crush IS on the battlefield – and how some of the jihadis fled by disguising themselves as female refugees.
Five years ago, the terror group controlled 34,000 square miles of territory stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq – equivalent to an area more than a quarter the size of England.
Fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) take a rest in the frontline Syrian village of Baghouz on February 19, 2019. – SDF forces have been fighting against the last shred of the Islamic State group’s (IS) ‘caliphate’ in eastern Syria.
Terrorist leaders proclaimed their new ‘caliphate’ and imposed their brutal rule on almost eight million people. They also generated billions of dollars from oil, extortion, robbery and kidnapping.
Read more at Daily Mail