As the Islamic State (ISIS) continues its bloody rampage across the Middle East, public executions of civilians have become an almost daily occurrence.
But whenever the forces of liberty can prevent one before any innocent blood is shed, it is a reason for joy and celebration. Especially when the executioners themselves become the recipients of the same violence they were planning for their victims.
Earlier this month, a British Reaper drone interrupted a public execution in Syria when it fired a missile and killed a sentry in the town of Abu Kamal, just as the execution was about to take place. The Daesh terrorists ran for cover as the rest of the crowd dispersed giving the intended victims an opportunity to escape.
Conservative Tribune elaborated:
A public execution by the Islamic State terror group was interrupted in the most epic way possible by a British drone, setting the condemned prisoners free.
According to The U.K. Telegraph, the Ministry of Defense announced the incident Tuesday. An RAF Reaper drone managed to hit a sentry with a missile in the town of Abu Kamal in Syria on May 9 as the execution was taking place, sending the Islamic State group militants running.
The Reaper drone began by spotting the crowd gathering in a square, according to the U.K. Metro.
“When a van then unloaded two shackled prisoners in front of the crowd, it became clear that Daesh (alternate name for the Islamic State group) were organizing a public execution,” a defense ministry spokesman said.
“Given a large number of civilians present, the Reaper’s crew could not target directly the Daesh fighters about to carry out the murders,” the spokesman said. It looked like they were out of luck, until they noticed “two armed extremists (who) were stationed as sentries on the roof of a building overlooking the scene.
“A Hellfire missile was fired immediately, and scored a direct hit which not only killed one of the sentries but also brought the execution to an immediate halt, as the Daesh fighters fled the scene, and the crowd of civilians dispersed.”
Any time American or British forces can foil the evil intentions of a bunch of maniacal Muslim murderers is cause for happiness. Let us hope that these continued attacks on ISIS will finally end radical Islamic terror and protect the free world from their domination!
Source: Conservative Tribune