Looks like ISIS isn’t having a good week.
According to several reports out of the U.K., ISIS was intent on executing two prisoners, but they were handily stopped by a military crew in the U.K. It happened a week ago, but is just now being reported.
As The Mirror reported:
A van unloaded two shackled prisoners in front of the crowd ready for a public execution, with the bystanders about to be forced to witness the unfolding horror.
But the UK crew operating the drone fired on two armed extremists stationed as sentries on the roof of a building overlooking the scene, halting the planned atrocity.
“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 (ISIS) fighters fled the scene, and the crowd of civilians dispersed,” said the MoD.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) using a Reaper drone, and were able to kill at least one ISIS sentry using a Hellfire missile. From The Guardian:
An RAF drone strike disrupted a public killing being staged by Islamic State in Syria last week, according to the Ministry of Defence.
A sentry from Isis was killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a Reaper drone, the MoD said.
The MoD issues regular updates of airstrikes against Isis targets in Syria and Iraq but this incident stands out from the routine list of snipers, trucks and other targets, not least in offering up details.
Unfortunately, these poor prisoners are probably still prisoners but at least they got a reprieve for a moment and at the same time another terrorist for ISIS is gone as well.
Hopefully the people who were in attendance, who were probably being forced to watch if they dare cross ISIS, understand someone out there is trying to help them.