Iranian Embassy Siege

In May of 1980, the most famous operation of the SAS took place as it was the assault of the Iranian embassy. Iranian Terrorist opposing Kohmeni’s rule seized the embassy and twenty-six hostages. An eight man team rappelled from the roof while a four man team reached a balcony from adjoining buildings. Another team reportedly blew a hole in a previously weakened plaster wall. Only one terrorist had survived; he was hiding within a group of female hostages who were protecting him.