Iraqi Soldier’s Quick-Thinking Sees Him Outsmart ISIS Sniper

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This is the incredible moment an Iraqi soldier outsmarts an ISIS sniper that has him pinned down and vulnerable.

The soldier attempts to return fire at the Islamic State marksman, and is lucky not to be hit in the process.

As he hides behind a narrow rock you can see the sand fly as bullets hit the earth surrounding, eventually forcing him to consider an alternative method of escape.

After a quick rummage through his rucksack the soldier devises a cunning plan to reach his comrade with the camera.

Using a stick, a rag, and his cap the man deceives his enemy, raising the fake head into the snipers vision and waiting for him to pull the trigger.

Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3VLe9M9_dM

The video, uploaded to LiveLeak by a user called IraqiPride, claims the footage was shot in Syria, and it certainly looks authentic.

Incredible scenes.


Kieron Curtis

Kieron Curtis

An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest... not forgetting his time at ASDA.