An elite team of terrorism fighting troops are headed to Northern Iraq to aid in the fight against ISIS. As reported by DailyMail, several members of Norway’s Telemark Battalion are being deployed to help train Kurdish forces in a mission expected to start in April. The Taliban fighting team has adopted the trademark skull insignia of Marvel antihero “The Punisher,” a logo also associated with American sniper Chris Kyle.
Charles Stanley, a 51-year-old former American soldier, helped provide logistics for the battalion in the late 1990s as they prepared for deployment to Bosnia and knows just how vicious they can be.
“ISIS should fear them for sure. They didn’t hold back in work or play and when they went to the task of battle that was all of the business they cared for until the mission was completed,” said Stanley. He also noted their assistance will be a huge asset to Kurdish troops in battling the extremists.
‘This well-trained and disciplined unit of Norwegian soldiers would be able to make very short work of any ISIS soldiers they encountered.’
The soldiers became famous for spray-painting the symbol on homes of those suspected to be members of the Taliban. Today, they continue to wear Punisher patches even after they were banned by Norwegian military leadership.
Some of the instructors will also be sent to Baghdad in order to help stopping an insurgency that currently controls large areas of Syria and northern Iraq.
The video below is footage of Major Rune Wenneberg’s Telemark Battalion in Afghanistan in 2010.