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    SBS Get Top Taliban man in Afghanistan

    Top work by the Royal Marines.

    A TALIBAN chief behind suicide attacks on British troops has been shot dead in a daring operation by elite forces in Afghanistan.

    The Special Boat Service ambushed Mullah Abdul Matin as he crossed a desert on a motorbike.

    They were dropped into his path by helicopter after a tip-off on his whereabouts. Matin spotted them and opened fire with an AK47 rifle but he was cut down in a hail of bullets.

    Two henchmen with him one his key lieutenant Mullah Karim Agha were also killed in the firefight.

    Matin, who was in his 40s, was killed on Monday near Gereshk in war-torn Helmand province.

    Troops recovered night vision goggles, grenades and a detonator.

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    You English are not that bad after all

    All kidden aside, NICE WORK!

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    He was an ugly bastard looking at the photos from the Sun.

    There are not many thing quite so spectacular that a helicopter borne assault.
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    Those SBS guys are badasses. Thats good work on their part.
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    It'll be even nicer when we get Mullah Omar and Osama bin Hiding
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    What's up SAS having a night off.
    Budget cuts eh, Special BOAT Service having to go to the middle of the desert!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    What's up SAS having a night off.
    Budget cuts eh, Special BOAT Service having to go to the middle of the desert!
    Yea, I was having a hard time getting the mental pic of a bunch of guys rowing one of those rubber special ops boats through the desert.

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    The SBS is sort of like our SEALS - except they come from the Royal Marines if I recall correctly.

    They do get around, even away from the water.
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    I would like to buy those guys few rounds of beer. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    The SBS is sort of like our SEALS - except they come from the Royal Marines if I recall correctly.

    They do get around, even away from the water.
    Their entry requirements including being a trained Royal Marines commando.

    The SBS being part of the Silent service (RN) don't feel the need to disclose details of their missions like some of the other special forces formations. Much of their work has previously been credited to the SAS, Parachute regiment or the Royal Marines, In much the same way as all US special forces work is credited to DELTA or SEALs despite there being other equally capable but less media exposed units in existance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    Their entry requirements including being a trained Royal Marines commando.

    The SBS being part of the Silent service (RN) .
    Silent?? You've not been out on the lash with them when they decide to play Rodeo then! Gets very noisey (and quite violent) very quickly. Got thrown out of more pubs in one night, than in my whole life, before or since, on my course with them. Whereas I never got thrown out of any pubs ,while on my courses with the other Mob.
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    I can understand the appeal for the work, but in my mind those that train to do it in the water have earned the right to a little bravado in their off time.
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