A British Special Air Service Sniper reached out over 1,000 yards and connected with an Islamic State jihadist just as the executioner was about to behead a young boy and his father, reported The Daily Star.
The soldier and his unit were carrying out cover patrols on the Syrian-Turkish border when an Iraqi spy alerted them to the potential beheadings. The soldier peered through his binoculars and spotted a panicked mob and several decapitated bodies. A moment later he put pressure on the trigger of his .50-caliber rifle and loosed a shot.
“Through binoculars, the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears,” said an unnamed military source.
Through the lens the soldiers could see in the distance a macabre scene being played out. The executioner had already beheaded several “infidels” and was now preparing to kill a young boy and his father.
“A tall bearded man emerged and drew a long knife,” said the source. “He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them onto the floor.”
The sniper sighted in on the armed militant and pulled the trigger, sending a chunk of lead soaring across the desert. The round found its mark and the executioner fell dead.
The sniper quickly rattled off two more rounds and, incredibly, hit two more targets.
“The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed,” said the source. “Everyone just stared in confusion. The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots – three kills with three bullets.”
Now freed from their captives, the boy and his father fled towards the Turkish border.
“It was a good day’s work,” said the work.
A good day indeed.
(This article was submitted by freelance writer Brent Rogers)