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SAS Gurkhas 'take terrified IS fighters captive after threatening to use famous knives'

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Gurkha soldiers in an SAS unit reportedly took Islamic State gunmen captive after threatening to behead them with their famous kukri knives.

Up to a dozen gunmen are believed to have been captured when a British special forces team raided a terrorist “safe house” in Syria.

The team, which contained four Gurkha soldiers, had been told to capture the Islamic State fighters alive. After approaching their hideout, an interpreter told the men inside to surrender.

But when they refused, the Gurkhas emerged and brandished their renowned curved kukri knives, The Daily Star reports. The interpreter is then said to have shouted: "These four men are members of the Gurkhas.

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