There have been hundreds, maybe even thousands, of epic videos from the Middle East showing Western airpower blowing up Islamic State group fighters to stop their reign of terror.
The video shows the drone circling above the area where hundreds of civilians were being forced to watch a gruesome execution. Rather than target the terrorists who were going to carry out the execution — and risk killing dozens of civilians — the drone targeted a lone sniper who was watching the event.
With one precision missile, the drone successfully took out the sniper and allowed the crowds, and hopefully those about to be executed, to escape their terrorist captors.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that the footage took place over the Syrian town of Abu Kamal. The sniper who was targeted was not only there to oversee the execution, but to shoot any civilians who tried to flee.
“The individual who we engaged was a sniper in over-watch to shoot civilians who sought to move away from the execution, let alone to protect the planned execution itself,” British Air Commodore Johnny Stringer explained.
“That particular example for us very much brought it home because civilians had been herded in, forced literally at gunpoint, to go and watch this going on in their hundreds,” he stated.
You can watch the footage below:
After all this time, the Islamic State terror group still hasn’t realized that stepping outside means there is a greater chance they will be watched by the fleet of drones the United States and coalition partners have flying above Syria and Iraq.
Thank God this drone was around to intervene and save the lives of those about to be executed.
United States airpower and our allies have decimated this terror organization, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to eradicate them from the face of the Earth.
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