A lone SAS operator led Kenyan special forces into a besieged DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi in order to eliminate terrorists and rescue hostages. The operator, whose heroic actions were caught on camera and have gone viral on social media, was seen dressed in a balaclava, plate carrier, and blue jeans. The special forces veteran, who has reportedly served for 18 years in the SAS, shot and killed two of the four gunmen on his valiant solo raid. Armed with a Colt Canada C8 assault rifle and a Glock handgun he worked to put a stop to the terrorist threat. As gunfire rang out and screaming and bloodied civilians fled, the lone, balaclava-clad figure stormed the building without hesitation. One image showed the Briton carrying a wounded man to safety as blood poured from the casualty’s back. We’ll never know because he went in alone. An SAS soldier (pictured) who killed two Islamic militants during the attack by al-Shabaab terrorists on a hotel in Kenya has been awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross. The last known award of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, which is given for bravery in the face of the enemy, was to Lance Corporal Simon Moloney in March 2014. The special forces reconnaissance squad arrived in full force, storming the complex in a full-frontal rescue mission by 4.36pm and within 12 minutes many people had been evacuated. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘We do not comment on Special Forces.’. The al-Shabaab terror group claimed that the attack was a response to US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By 4.05pm, the rescue mission was fully under way. On Tuesday at 3.48pm four armed terrorists blew up three cars, distracting guards as a suicide bomber ran towards the hotel. An SAS soldier who killed two Islamic militants during a terror attack in Kenya will be given one of the UK’s highest honours. The soldier was only supposed to provide mentoring and training to Kenyan troops while in the country. There had been a lot of confusion, but he was said to have stood out because he was a foreigner. The SAS hero was seen guiding a woman who could barely walk due to shock. But as the terrorists attacked, American special forces who were on hand had not been given the green light to go in. 'Then he went in there on his own to neutralise the enemy and rescue the hostages. Join the list to receive special offers, updates, and everything Black Rifle Coffee. He drinks coffee, but prefers to ingest it intravenously. Team of independent, international election observers say they found zero evidence of fraud or voter... Nevada gonna give you up! As gunfire rang out and screaming and bloodied civilians fled, the lone, balaclava-clad figure stormed the building without hesitation, Our free email newsletter sends you the biggest headlines from news, sport and showbiz. A Kenyan Army soldier watches on as the SAS man enters the DusitD2 hotel during the attack on January 15, in which 21 people were killed, The soldier was only supposed to provide mentoring and training to Kenyan troops while in the country. It's beginning to look a lot like lockdown: London's Oxford Street is deserted and streets stand empty after... Covid-19 cases are dropping in under-40s in England but still rising for older people, official data shows... 'Covid can kiss my back-end, I'm giving my mum the send-off she deserves! The comments below have been moderated in advance. The operator, whose heroic actions were caught on camera and have gone viral on social media, was seen dressed in a balaclava, plate carrier, and blue jeans. “But we were nervous for him because it didn’t seem like he would be able to maneuver safely with the huge set of balls he was lugging around.”. “He showed no fear and even though people died and were wounded, it would have been a lot worse were he not there to do his bit to take on the terrorists.”, The SAS man is part of a small “liason” team embedded with Kenyan special forces. NAIROBI, KENYA — A lone soldier from the British Special Air Service (SAS) ... darting into buildings by himself with his rifle ready to engage terrorists, and repeatedly … This isn’t the best a man can get. His parents abandoned him once he hit puberty due to some ungodly habits he developed and often performed in public. Nairobi, Kenya, January 2019: UKSF 22 SAS trooper Christian Craighead/Obi Wan Nairobi's Colt Canada L119A2 C8 analysed using open source data. Would YOU take off in a 'flying coffin'? hotel complex that was carried out by militants from the Somali-based terror group al-Shabab. SAS Weapons - G3 Assault Rifle . He had to go in.’. He writes satire and humor, but isn’t very good at it. He added: “When he arrived in the hotel, he started organising the entire operation, directing the police and army. The award is among those that is expected to be published at the end of this month in the Operational Honours list. His actions certainly saved many lives and show the manner of these men, who are extremely brave and always ready. You can unsubscribe at any time. 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[as]a response to the witless remarks of US president Donald Trump and his declaration of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the capital of Israel.”, The security agent evacuates an injured woman from the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. SAS veteran Chris Ryan – who served in the elite regiment for 10 years – said the soldier “was out shopping” when he heard about the hotel attack. This is a potential war criminal. ‘Yet it nearly didn’t happen after a row on the ground.'. As a huge blast took out the entrance to the dusitD2 Hotel, in the Kenyan capital, the team hurled grenades at people in the lobby and fired assault rifles. A source said: ‘This is an incredible honour and truly deserved. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The soldier, whose identity has not been disclosed due to security concerns, was seen running toward the sound of gunfire moments after the attack started, darting into buildings by himself with his rifle ready to engage. Witness Lucy Njeri said the soldier carried out one of the wounded then went back inside to do so a secodn time. The load out SAS Operator Christian Craighead wore the day he stormed the mall in Kenya. Many of the victims – who suffered appalling injuries such as blast wounds, severed limbs and multiple bullet wounds – had bled to death before help arrived. The “long-serving” member of the SAS – motto Who Dares Wins – was on a mission to train and mentor Kenyan Special … Mr Kwambi added that the soldier was wearing a mask but it was obvious he was white - and he could see him speaking with the police and army, who were listening to him. He had been working with the Kenyan Armed Forces - who were being metored by SEALs - when the incident 'kicked off', but there was a 'critical pause' among American forces while they waited for permission to go in, the source said. The terrorists killed 21 people, including British charity worker Luke Potter, before the bloodshed was brought to a stop. An SAS hero 'showed no fear' while running into the carnage of the Nairobi attack that left 14 people dead, according to a senior British military source. Minutes later he was searching a suspect. The unnamed elite soldier will be given the medal by the Queen later this month, The Sun reported. Hurry up already! But, repeatedly, the soldier and war veteran entered the hotel, guiding terrified victims to safety and playing a key role in the assault on the attackers. Britain and EU fail to close gaps over fishing rights and... Macron calls for strengthening of border controls in EU's Schengen zone following spate of jihadist attacks... Fearless SAS hero who led charge into Kenya hotel during deadly terror siege to receive top medal – The Sun. The soldier, whose identity has not been disclosed due to security concerns, was seen running toward the sound of gunfire moments after the attack started, darting into buildings by himself with his rifle ready to engage terrorists, and repeatedly re-entering to evacuate survivors of the attack. Many who initially saw the footage thought that he may have been a U.S. Navy SEAL because of a patch on his kit depicting the flag of the infamous pirate known as Blackbeard. Kenyan counter-terror police were in control of the assault against the militants, but when the SAS man was given his orders he moved in on the hotel complex himself. ‘People were dying, and they knew they had a man in their midst who could turn the tide. “He was so heroic, seemingly without fear as he repeatedly went back into the danger areas,” said one local who witnessed the event. Finally? He is pictured here talking to members of the security forces. At the time, Joshua Kwambai, who rushed out of a restaurant as the terrorists opened fire, said the SAS troop was one of the first people to get out there. Follow Erik Larsen: Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The SAS soldier (pictured) will be awarded a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his response to gun and grenade attack by al-Shabaab terrorists on the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi on January 15. And those glacial ways with her husband. By 4.05pm, the rescue mission was fully under way. His hobbies are ingesting hallucinogens, recreational diarrhea exhibitionism, and posing as a corpse in hospital autopsy rooms. Revenge is a dish best served chilled!