Watch: Female Sniper Almost Hit by ISIS
Russ Chastain 06.29.17
This one gave me goosebumps.
In a BBC News video posted yesterday, we see a young lady with shouldered rifle, peering through the scope. She fires a round, watches to see the effect of her shot, and is promptly peppered with concrete fragments as a bullet intended for her strikes the concrete wall near her head.
Concrete dust and fragments flew quite a ways, and the bullet left a pretty good divot in the wall.
In the moments afterward, she grins and sticks out her tongue, and proceeds to harangue her spotter for failing to warn her that “someone was over the roof.” She also says she actually saw the enemy who fired the shot.
The Facebook version of the video has subtitles, but may not be visible to everyone; I’ll post it below:
Here’s what BBC News says about the video:
A Kurdish YPJ (Women’s Protection Unit) sniper was filmed reacting after a bullet fired by an Islamic State (IS) group opponent narrowly missed her head.
The video was filmed in the IS “capital” of Raqqa as Kurdish and Syrian forces, backed by a US-led coalition, seek to force IS out.
The young woman is filmed laughing and exclaiming after her brush with death.
She then tells the men with her to stop filming, saying: ‘Enough, enough filming.’
Perhaps she wanted to discipline her spotter without leaving video evidence behind.