The world’s secret weapon against ISIS: Task Force Black

Army Sgt. Brandon Coburn, a medic from 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Dragon, is hoisted behind into his crew’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a Sept. 16 training practice nearby Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

There is some debate among military types about which special operation groups are the best in the world. Routinely, units like the Navy SEALS, Delta Force, SAS make the list, and few people would argue that each of these units have at least a claim of being ranked among the last people any terrorist would want to hear is coming after them.

What would you say if you found out that there’s a new unit that’s arguably head and shoulders above all of them? Well, there’s a good chance that Task Force Black is that unit. What’s even more impressive? Task Force Black is comprised of the best of the best of the already elite units.

According to this article in the Daily Mirror, members of these elite British and US special operations groups have formed an elite “hunter killer” unit. Their mission: to “Smash the Islamic State.” That’s right, the sole mission of these baddest-of-the-bad operators  is to “cut the head off the snake” that is ISIS, the Islamist terror group that’s been wreaking havoc across Iraq and Syria.

Sources state that the current iteration was forged together immediately following the beheading death of US journalist James Foley. News of this should strike fear into the heart of any ISIS sympathizer, especially any who have even an inkling of the unbelievable power contained in the task force.

This isn’t the first time Task Force Black has come together. In Iraq, Task Force Black banded together and was responsible for the deaths of 3,500 insurgents in Iraq.  In just two years’ time. According to this article in The Daily Telegraph, between 2006 and 2008, Task Force Black killed 3,500 insurgents throughout Iraq. General David Petraeus even told reporters at that time that Task Force Black “Helped immensely in Badhdad… they have done a phenomenal job.”

Heavy reports that at least six agencies (SAS, Delta Force, Seal Team 6, CIA, MI5, and MI6) are involved in the missions. Even more frightening for terrorists associated with ISIS, reports are that the team has already drafted a “kill list,” of targets, including everyone involved in the execution of James Foley.

These undercover machines of terrorist death have already begun operations, so it’s highly likely that ISIS will be suffering some substantial losses to upper leadership before long. After all, when a group of the world’s best terrorist killers gets together with the mission to pick off ISIS’ command structure, it’s time for ISIS’ command structure to tidy up their last will and testaments.

By Brett Gillin

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  • Brett Gillin is a journalist and fiction writer based in South Florida. Many of his friends and family members have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, as Police Officers, and first responders. Gillin is currently working on several screenplays, and his writings have been published in numerous national and international publications and websites.

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