BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:07 A.M.) – The British Royal Air Force has apparently prevented an ISIS public execution in Syria by firing a guided missile from a combat drone to disrupt the event. The British Ministry of Defence has declassified footage (shown below) of the strike and released it online.

According to sources, the location of the ISIS execution and subsequent British airstrike was the southeast Syrian town of Al-Bukamal (also called Abu Kamal) near the border with Iraq.

Based on information released by the British Ministry of Defence, the drone strike took place on 9 May of this year.

As can be seen in the footage released by British Ministry of Defence, the combat drone hits an ISIS military guard overseeing the execution in the town square below, causing all onlookers and the Islamic State executioners to flee the event.

Whether this strike actually prevented the execution from eventually taking place is unclear since it is unlikely that the prisoner to be executed escaped.

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Pater
Pater
2017-09-20 11:43

And from this they knew there was an execution going on? My guess would be a muppet show or something. Also, they hit the building roof, how did they know no one was inside or that the ones inside were bad guys…

exador3
exador3
2017-09-20 19:07

Sky News reported that they were aiming at, and hit, a sniper overseeing the crowd, essentially enforcing that they had to watch the execution.

Holmes
Holmes
2017-09-20 11:40

Interesting footage, there were two snipers on that rooftop, and many terrorists on the ground next to them but they decidet to hit this one person with an expensive missile. Seems like they knew who this person was, so they have informants in the city.