A special forces sergeant has become the first female British soldier to kill a terrorist during a military operation.
The woman, who is serving with the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), neautralized at least three targets with a submachine gun.
She was part of a team that had arranged to meet a female Islamic State informer, who claimed she was forced to marry a prominent ISIS commander.
She offered to provide intelligence on the group in return for being helped to escape with her child.
The team of British special forces soldiers – including some SAS troopers – an MI6 officer and SRR members.
They met with the informant close to a small town on the border between Syria and Iraq.
The team withdrew to the rendezvous point following the meeting — but were ambushed as they passed through a built-up area which ISIS fanatics had recently fled from.
The group leapt from their vehicle and returning fire with automatic rifles and grenade launchers.
Several terrorists tried rushing the vehicle where the female soldier was guarding her colleagues.
The female SSR sergeant was armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine gun and shot dead several terrorists.
‘Every time a terrorist appeared she dropped them — and gave a running commentary to her colleagues so that they had an idea of what was happening to their rear,’ a source told The Sun.
‘When they returned to base her colleagues were giving her high fives and calling her Britain’s first GI Jane, but she just wanted to downplay the whole event and simply said she was doing her job.
‘She made the point women are more than capable of serving on the frontline in special forces units and are just as good as men.’
The incident is understood to have taken place in September.
The SSR is currently the only special forces unit that allows female soldiers into its ranks.
The regiment has seen action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland.
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