A brave Russian special forces soldier who was on a Rambo-style one man mission to hunt for ISIS militants died a hero after calling in an airstrike on HIMSELF.
The fearless officer was directing Russian airstrikes at Islamic State targets for three days, targeting and killing more than 200 ISIS jihadists.
But when he was setting up a strike near the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, he was suddenly completely surrounded by terrorists, and taking heavy fire. He soon ran out of ammo and could no longer hold them off.
Not prepared to go down without a fight, he ordered military officials to drop bombs on his location and died in the blast — along with every one of the ISIS scum.
The Mirror reported:
A spokesperson for the Russian military said: “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 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.
“The officer died as a hero, he drew fire onto himself after being located and surrounded by terrorists.”
Russian SpecialOps released stunning video of the strike that took the Lt. Colonel’s life:
THIS is the only way to fight the scum of ISIS: give no quarter, hold nothing back.
Moscow has been tight-lipped about having any soldiers on the ground throughout its campaign in Syria that began on September 30.
Last week IS-linked media said that five Russian special forces were killed near Palmyra, publishing pictures from their cellphones and a video showing a bloodied corpse.
However Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at the time denied that Russian officers were participating in the advance on Palmyra, saying that “the advance is carried out by contingents of the Syrian army”.