Seems he was 4,000 ft away at the time and took the guy’s head clean off with a single shot. Whilst I applaud such excellent shooting, I thought there were no British troops on the ground in Syria so maybe that should have read 4,000 miles away – which would have made it a spectacular shot indeed.
Earlier this month it emerged three British Special Forces soldiers were wounded in a firefight with 30 ISIS militants in Iraq. That’ll be the British forces not on the ground in Iraq that were involved in that one then?
A little further investigation reveals that ‘no British boots on the ground’ is not as accurate as you might have been led to believe. David Cameron says he has refused to engage in a ground war with ISIS troops in Iraq and Syria, but small SAS teams are carrying out commando raids against the jihadis. Sounds like doublespeak to me.
So we’re not involved in a ground war in Iraq and Syria, we’ve just got small groups of special forces involved in special operations in Iraq and Syria.
Glad we cleared that up. It might have got confusing otherwise…