Russian SF Officer Surrounded By ISIS Calls Airstrike On Own Position
According to a Russian military representative an Officer with the Special Operations Forces who was tasked with directing precision airstrikes, was killed after he was surrounded by ISIS terrorists and decided to call an airstrike on his own position.
"An officer of Russian special operations forces was killed near Palmyra while carrying out a special task to direct Russian airstrikes at Islamic State group targets," the unnamed representative said, without giving the date of the incident.
"The officer was carrying out a combat task in Palmyra area for a week, identifying crucial IS targets and passing exact coordinates for strikes with Russian planes," he said.
"The officer died as a hero, he drew fire onto himself after being located and surrounded by terrorists," he said.
Moscow has been tight-lipped about having any soldiers on the ground throughout its campaign in Syria that began on September 30.
Read the full story from YahooThat's a bad son of a bitch, right there. It definitely takes balls to do something like that. Destroy everyone in the area, rather than be captured. While it certainly beats the alternative, that being getting captured and tortured by ISIS, it was a still a huge decision.
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