Reaper Drone Stops ISIS Public Execution

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Reaper Drone Stops ISIS Public Execution
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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 the 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.”

Well, that’ll do it.

The Telegraph reported that public executions are becoming more common in Islamic State group controlled territory as the sick “caliphate” crumbles, meaning there are going to be plenty of more scenes like the one broken up by the drone on May 9.

Thankfully, the U.K. has RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft as well as drones patrolling the region, and one hopes they can stop future attacks in the same epic way that they stopped this one.

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Source: conservativetribune.com

H/T The U.K. Sun

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