Special forces are using state-of-the-art stealth clothing to operate as “desert ghosts” in the hunt for Jihadi John.
SAS and other elite snipers are wearing the suits which keep them hidden from sophisticated surveillance systems used by Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.
Branded the “combat burkha”, it’s believed the outfits were funded with a £1.1billion war chest unveiled last year by David Cameron in the campaign against terror.
SAS teams are also wearing the black fatigues of IS and using Toyota pick-up trucks to avoid suspicion from locals.
To combat the risk of so-called “friendly fire”, they attach the Union Jack to their vehicles when they return to coalition strongholds.