Islamic State jihadis have unleashed a brutal wave of suicide attacks on British special forces
The ISIS militants used a vehicle packed with a bomb on the special forces base in al-Tanf garrison on Sunday.
In an all out assault, at least 30 rebels and suicide bombers launched a ferocious ground attack in a bid to obliterate the British forces.
ISIS jihadis also ambushed a convoy of reinforcements from rebel group Osoud al Sharqiya trying to relieve the base.
But quick-thinking British troops and coalition forces fought back with a coalition air strike and help from other Western troops.
Four rebels and eight ISIS fighters were reportedly killed during the battle.
Tanf, an area located near the Syria-Iraq border, has been used by the troops to train Syrian rebels fighting extremists, The Telegraph reports.
ISIS and Islamic State in Levant used a vehicle packed with a bomb on the special forces base
The base is manned by American troops and British soldiers use it frequently.
The Ministry of Defence refused to give more details about who was on the base at the time of the attack.
It's thought that it was a combination of British special forces and American troops.
Quick-thinking British troops fought back with coalition air strikes
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In Southern Syria, the coalition forces have worked hard to fight back against ISIS rebels.
They also maintain security along the Syrian-Jordan border.
ISIS has refused to back down from ambushing the coalition troops.
In a show of strength, they grabbed territory stretching from the town of Bir Qasab to Iraq and Jordan, according to The Telegraph.
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