Inside the SAS raid on an ISIS leader

A captured Yazidi teenager has told of how US and British special forces raided the house of a high-ranking ISIS fighter, shot him down, and arrested his wife who pretended to be a sex slave in a cowardly bid to avoid capture.

Under cover of darkness, the thwump of Black Hawk helicopters cut through the hot night above the rooftops of Deir-ez-Zor in the early hours of May 16.

Deep in ISIS territory, 15 special forces soldiers from the US elite Delta Force exited the choppers and made their way towards the home of ISIS’s chief financier and head of oil operations. He was also the ‘best friend’ of the terror group’s leader.