Monday, August 10, 2015

Caught - and killed - in the act


I was pleased to read that Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) intervened to stop an ISIS massacre in Syria.  The Express reports:

The dramatic rescue operation took place last month near the Syrian border with Turkey, where an elite SAS unit had been conducting covert patrols.

Defence sources described how the SAS unit moved into a position just outside a village where ISIS members were holding the 'trial' in front of a crowd of locals who had been forced to attend at gunpoint.

The crack team considered calling in an air strike using a Reaper Drone, but the elite troops feared many of the innocent civilians who had been forced to watch the executions might also be killed.

Instead the SAS unit decided on a risky long-range kill using the team’s sniper.

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, one source said: “There were several decapitated bodies already lying on the ground.

"Through binoculars the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears."

A man and a young boy were dragged out in front of the crowd and were made to kneel down.

"They were both wearing blindfolds and looked terrified.

"A tall bearded man emerged and drew a long knife.

"He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them on to the floor.

"Standing either side of the executioner were two other Isis fighters, both armed with AK47s."

The SAS marksman, using a .50 calibre sniper rifle fitted with a silencer, killed the executioner just in time.

The source added: "The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed.

"Everyone just stared in confusion. The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots – three kills with three bullets.

"Someone from the crowd then ran over and untied the father and son’s hands and took their blindfolds off.

"They just stared at the bodies and then ran. They were last seen heading towards the Turkish border in a pick-up truck.

"It was a good day’s work."

The SAS team was later told the village held a party to celebrate the deaths of the ISIS fighters and it is understood terrorists have since refused to enter the town.

There's more at the link.

Well done, those men!  I wish I were able to buy you all a beer.

Peter

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done SAS.

Keep up the good work!

Gaffer said...

Now THAT"S the way to get the bad guys attention.

Navy91 said...

OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you gentlemen for exemplary service to mankind!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this to light. Big "Thank You" to the SAS!

The Raving Prophet said...

Oh, to see the look on those ISIS jackasses' faces when they thought they were executing people but instead ended up in the pits of hell.

God bless the SAS.

Joe Allen said...

Or, as the US MSM will spin it: "Occupying military personnel murder activists during political demonstration".

Old NFO said...

Amen to that! Death from afar DOES put the fear of God in them... :-)

Uncle Lar said...

Suppressing a .50 BMG does not make the shot silent. That 700 grain slug is still traveling as about 3,000 fps out of the muzzle, so there is a distinctive supersonic crack. What suppression does is make it much more difficult for the enemy to determine the location of the sniper.
Excellent shooting no matter what the range was particularly as that round will blow through two or three bodies so they had to carefully take the shots when no innocent bystanders were behind the targets.

trailbee said...

Perfect practice produces perfection! Kudos to the shooter.

Anonymous said...

No real need for a head shot with a 50 caliber rifle and a SLAP round
That's just showing off, but it does make the point.

Gerry

0007 said...

The hammer of G-D obviously struck them down, heh, heh, heh.

Graybeard said...

I'm just a sucker for a story with a happy ending.

raven said...

"Heading toward the Turkish border....."

any questions?

Anonymous said...

God bless that sniper and the other heroes in that unit!

Anonymous said...

I have seen some skeptisizsm that this is actually true. I hope it is. I hope it happens again if it is true. If it is not, I hope it happens.

D. Scruggs

Anonymous said...

Remember this lesson when it comes time for us to start voting from the rooftops.

Quentin said...

Good drills!