According to Britain’s Daily Star, a Shiite man and his eight-year-old son were saved from execution at the hands of ISIS terrorists last month, after a British special forces sniper shot dead the jihadist in the head from nearly a half mile away.
His unit, the paper reported, then killed two other members of the terrorist group who had planned on executing other Shiites along the border between Turkey and Syria.
The militants had sentenced the duo to death because they refused to denounce their Shiite faith, something that the Islamic State considers to be heretical:
Government sources report that the unit initially considered using an air strike to stop the “trial” that ISIS was holding against the Shiites, but the troops feared killing too many of the innocent civilians who were forced to watch the executions. They scraped that plan.
The British special air services – which are part of the Royal Army – found out about the execution site after an Iraqi spy tipped them off to the planned executions. They were in the area at the time conducting covert patrols.
Unfortunately, the special forces couldn’t save everyone from the terrorists: When the troops arrived on-site, they found themselves exposed to a gruesome scene featuring several headless bodies lying bloodied in the Syrian desert.
One source described it:
“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.”
It was at that moment that the sniper’s fatal bullet struck the executioner. The source continued:
“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 soldiers later learned that the villagers held a party to celebrate the deaths of the ISIS jihadists, and that the terrorists have since been afraid to enter the town.