Eight elite Special Forces soldiers 'fight off 100 ISIS jihadis during a six-hour fight to save an Afghan family

07 Iul 2019 | by Tiffany Davenport

Eight elite Special Forces soldiers 'fight off 100 ISIS jihadis during a six-hour fight to save an Afghan family whose car was blown up by a home-made bomb', Daily Mail reports.

  • Eight elite Special Forces soldiers 'fight off 100 ISIS jihadis during a six-hour fight to save an Afghan family

Eight elite members of the British special forces reportedly fought off more than 100 ISIS jihadis during an Afghanistan ambush.

The soldiers, from the Special Boat Service (SBS), are claimed to have gone to help an Afghan family after their car was blown up by an improvised bomb in eastern Afghanistan.

The elite troops are said to have refused to abandon the family after one of the adults was killed and a young girl badly hurt, and instead they stayed and fought the jihadis for six hours.

The soldiers' patrol came under attack while they treated the injured girl, forcing them to retreat to an abandoned compound and fight the terrorists back until night fell and they were able to escape, the Daily Star reported. 

A source told the paper: 'The SBS team had a medic with them who was trauma-trained. 

'He immediately began treating the girl and stopped the bleeding. Then the patrol came under attack and they were forced into undertaking a fighting withdrawal to an abandoned compound.

'The one chance the SBS guys had was to last until nightfall and then they would have the advantage because of their night-vision equipment.' 

Once under the cover of darkness, the elite team reportedly tricked the jihadis into thinking they were in a different position and then fled to safety with the injured girl.

The team had been on a joint patrol with Afghan special forces in eastern Afghanistan when they were ambushed. 

It is not clear when the rescue took place.

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