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SAS use ‘Punisher’ grenade launcher against Isis in Libya|IBT

SAS use ‘Punisher’ grenade launcher against Isis in Libya|IBT

Elite British Forces, operating covertly in Libya, have used a prototype weapon system known as “the Punisher” as they fight to liberate the city of Sirte from the Islamic State (Isis).The Sunday Timesreported that the US-made, precision grenade launcher was used by the SAS in the North African nation, according to fighters who witnessed the attack.

One fighter, who is aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government of national accord, described how the British troops, dressed in Libyan fatigues and treated “like celebrities” by the militiamen fighting alongside them, had used the weapon to force IS (Daesh) to give up its position.

Source: SAS use ‘Punisher’ grenade launcher against Isis in Libya