A gaggle of round 20 Special Air Force soldiers discovered themselves in bother after they have been left up in opposition to Taliban troops in the province of Kandahar, the MailOnline stories. The SAS have been stated to have been tons of of miles away from different pleasant forces in Afghanistan and issued a last-ditch SOS request to army bosses in Britain to extract them from Kandahar.
The Taliban takeover in the area ensured the extraction was made much more tough.
British troops have been unable to depart by way of the Kandahar airfield.
The airfield beforehand housed round 26,000 worldwide troops however has since fallen into Taliban fingers.
Instead, the SAS fended off the Taliban and despatched their coordinates in coded messages to the particular forces headquarters again in the UK.
The SAS soldiers have been finally rescued in an operation overseen by the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing.
Members of the RAF’s 47 Squadron arrived to extract the SAS from the hazard zone.
A supply advised MailOnline: “It was a very hush, hush mission.
“Kandahar had fallen to the Taliban on Friday and the guys were down there for five days after that.
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The “highly flexible” RAF jet got here into service in 1999 however will not be utilized by the British army following the upcoming reorganisation of the Air Force.
On Thursday morning, the British plane was once more noticed on flight trackers en path to the worldwide army airbase in Dubai.