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Back in August 2015, members of the Islamic State group picked a father and his 8-year-old son to be sacrificed in their sick execution game, according to a report from the time.
However, a member of the British Special Air Service is said to have made sure that they would be safe in the most unlikely of ways.
According to the U.K. Express, the execution was about to occur after Islamic State group forces had marched into a Syrian town along the Turkish border.
Seeking to “cleanse” the town, they were reportedly executing any remaining Shiite residents.
The father and his son were picked out because they refused to denounce their faith, the report said.
However, an Iraqi spy had tipped off the Special Air Service, and the elite British military force had fixed a sniper on the attempted assassination, according to the Express.
“Through binoculars, the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears,” a source told the Daily Star.
The leader of the Islamic State group contingent, flanked by several guards with AK-47s, reportedly called for the father and son to be brought before him.
“A tall, bearded man emerged and drew a long knife,” the source continued.
“He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them onto the floor.”
That’s when the SAS sniper took action, according to the Express.
“The ISIS thug who was about to decapitate the father was shot in the head and collapsed,” the eyewitness said.
“Everyone just stared in confusion. The sniper then dispatched the two henchmen with single shots — three kills with three bullets. It was a good day’s work.”
This was, of course, during the Obama administration.
At the time, the president was less likely to intervene in the Islamic State group situation.
Thankfully, we have a new president — one who has taken huge strides to end the brutal organization’s reign of terror.
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