This Russian soldier made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of wiping out murderous jihadis. When he was surrounded by them, he did something that not many men would think to do.
A Russian soldier has died a ‘hero’ after wiping out a band of ISIS fighters by calling in airstrikes on himself.
The special forces officer was on a one-man mission to track down ISIS militants in the area around Palmyra, when he found himself surrounded by enemy fighters.
Caught in a hopeless situation, he directed Russian aircraft to bomb his location, killing himself and the ISIS fighters that surrounded him.
‘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,’ said a spokesperson for the Russian military.
‘The officer was carrying out a combat task in Palmyra area for a week, identifying crucial ISIS targets and passing exact coordinates for strikes with Russian planes.
‘The officer died as a hero, he drew fire onto himself after being located and surrounded by terrorists.’
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