Recent news articles highlight the dangers faced in the Middle East. Many lives have been lost in the fight against terrorism. But sometimes heros stand up and things change...
In a little village on the border between Turkey and Syria, ISIS terrorists were holding a "trial" in front of an audience of locals forced to attend. ISIS officials were targeting anyone belonging to the Shia sect of Islam, which ISIS counts as a cult. An Iraqi spy saw and reported the situation to a British Special Forces (SAS) unit patrolling in that area. The team conferred together. An air strike would most likely kill innocent bystanders. The team decided on another plan of action.
They moved into position just outside the village. Looking through binoculars, they saw a disturbing scene. ISIS thugs had blindfolded and tied up a man and his young son. Dead bodies lay in the dust around them. One of the terrorists pulled out a long knife. The sniper on the SAS team took careful aim. He pulled the trigger and the man with the knife dropped dead. Two more well-aimed shots, and the two ISIS guards armed with AK-47s met the same fate - three shots from 1,000 meters away, and three kills! The rest of the terrorists stared in disbelief. Then they turned tail and fled. The villagers quickly freed the father and son. No terrorists have dared set foot in the area since.
On a train in France, a young Moroccan stepped out of a bathroom with a gun and opened fire. He wounded several people, but didn't kill anyone. That's because two US servicemen, Alek Skarlatos, (Oregon National Guard), and Spencer Stone (Air Force) were riding that same train on a vacation trip through Europe with a friend, also American. Together they were able to subdue the terrorist and tie him up. After the train stopped, the man was taken into custody, his murderous plans foiled.