Last month, the butcher, suspected of being a ISIS operative, was about to behead a blindfolded father and his eight year old son. A SAS sniper with a .50 call equipped with a suppressor shot the knife wielding attacker in the head from 1000 meters (3,280 feet) away. Then he shot the butcher’s two accomplices as they were preparing the executions.
Others were not so lucky. Special Forces on the scene reportedly said they found several headless bodies. They were told that other victims had to watch the slaughter on the border of Syria and Turkey.
Here is the account from one observer to the Daily Star:
“There were several decapitated bodies already lying on the ground.
“Through binoculars the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears.”
A man and a young boy were dragged out in front of the crowd and were made to kneel down.
“They were both wearing blindfolds and looked terrified.
“A tall bearded man emerged and drew a long knife.
“He began addressing the crowd and slapping the father and his son around the head and kicking them on to the floor.
“Standing either side of the executioner were two other Isis fighters, both armed with AK47s.”
“There were several decapitated bodies already lying on the ground. Through binoculars the soldiers could see that the crowd were terrified and many were in tears,” a Defense Minister told the Sunday Express.
The villagers reported that the ISIS fled the town and have not returned, the Express reported.
The photos are generic and the sniper will not be identified. The report appeared in U.K. newspapers, but we found no official announcement yet other than quotes that the news media used.