A U.K. special forces soldier reportedly drowned an ISIS terrorist in a puddle during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, according to reports this week.
The Special Air Service (SAS) and other troops were surrounded by about 50 ISIS fighters near Mosul as they had withdrawn for intelligence gathering, the Daily Mail reported. The soldiers fatally shot many of the terrorists before their ammunition ran out and they were forced to use hand-to-hand combat.
Sources told the Daily Star that the SAS soldiers were convinced they were going to die that day so they chose to “go out fighting.”
“Rather than die on their knees, they went for a soldier’s death and charged the IS fighters who were moving along the river bed. They were screaming and swearing as they set about the terrorists,” the source said.
That’s when the soldier reportedly drowned the ISIS fighter in a puddle.
The source said that 32 ISIS fighters died in the skirmish, which lasted four hours. The remaining enemy forces left, and the SAS soldiers walked five miles and were brought back to their base by a Kurdish fighter.
“While the operating environment in the city is very challenging, particularly given the closely-packed buildings, very narrow streets, and the density of the urban population, our aircrew have continued to deliver precision strikes in close support of Iraqi troops on the ground,” said the Ministry of Defense.
“‘Daesh’s current tactics, including the illegal use of civilians as human shields, and fighting from sites such as schools, hospitals, religious sites and civilian neighbourhoods, increases the risk to innocent life,” the statement added, referring to a pejorative name used to describe ISIS.