A special services trooper has reportedly become the first British woman to kill a member of ISIS.

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) sergeant is believed to have shot three people after her team was ambushed close to the Iraq-Syria border.

The Daily Star reports that the group had met with an informant who agreed to share information about ISIS.

ISIS fighters reportedly attacked the British military vehicle in a built-up area after the meetup.

The female soldier returned fire using a submachine gun, killing three of the attackers.

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A source told paper: "When they returned to base her colleagues were giving her high fives and calling her Britain's first GI Jane, but she just wanted to down play the whole event and simply said she was doing her job.

"She made the point women are more than capable of serving on the frontline in special forces units and are just as good as men."

It is believed the incident happened in September.

The story has emerged just days after Theresa May told troops that ISIS no longer held any significant power in Iraq and Syria thanks to the British Forces.

Speaking at a Christmas address in Cyprus, the prime minister praised 100 servicemen and women for their efforts on Operation Shader.

May said: "Let's be clear just what a difference that has made. Just three years ago, Daesh declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, a safe haven in which to carry out the most barbaric acts and in which to plot murder on our streets at home.

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"But today, thanks in very large part to your efforts, the so-called caliphate has been crushed and no longer holds significant territory in Iraq and Syria.

"You should be incredibly proud of that achievement."

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May added that work still needs to be done so that ISIS can't regroup in the region.

She said: "While we need to deal directly with the threat they still pose in the region, we also need to focus on training the Iraqi security forces to keep Daesh out.

"As conflicts and tensions fuel instability across the Middle East, it is not just the security of that region which is threatened, it is the whole international order on what global security and prosperity depends."

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