A Badass Sniper Took Out an ISIS Executioner in the Most Fitting Way Possible
Another one bites the dust.
An expert marksman with the British Special Air Service (SAS) reportedly sniped the head off an ISIS commander as he was instructing fellow terrorists on the best way to decapitate prisoners, according to the Daily Express.
Operating outside of a village in Northern Syria, the SAS sniper fired a Dan .338 caliber rifle loaded with ammo specially designed to “tumble” through the air at a distance of 4000 feet. Upon impact, the bullet inflicted some serious damage, as a military source told the Daily Mail.
Aiming a foot to the side of his target in order to adjust for wind, it was expected the cruel commander — known as the local executioner — would require two shots to kill.
Instead, the first bullet … struck him in the back of the head.
The source said: “One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded.”
“The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing and that’s when panic set in.”
The death of the executioner is a major blow to ISIS trainees, the Express reports: “He was an extremely sadistic and ruthless individual, feared by the locals and the jihadis alike.”
While the British government has steered clear of an all-out ground war in Syria, elite SAS snipers have wreaked havoc on ISIS forces. One sniper has reportedly been taking out ISIS commanders over the last several months; another took out three ISIS suicide bombers through a 10-inch wall.
While this expert sniper hasn’t been explicitly acknowledged by British defense officials, we’ll just go ahead and say it: Sweet headshot, man.