Britain’s Special Forces have launched a devastating electronic warfare attack on Islamic State terrorists in Libya.

The highly sophisticated ‘jamming strike’ crippled the group’s communications network around their stronghold of Sirte, a town on Libya’s Mediterranean coast – just 200 miles from Europe.

According to defence sources the ‘black ops’ attack was led by the crew of an RAF Rivet Joint spy plane.

These airmen used VHF and UHF transmitters to jam the radio frequencies used by IS to exchange information on the battlefield.