A British SAS sniper took out an ISIS executioner and three others from roughly a mile away as they were about to incinerate hostages with a flamethrower.
The sniper took his shot just a few moments before the man was about to incinerate 12 hostages.
He hit the executioner’s fuel tank from roughly 1,500 meters away, causing the tank to explode, killing four ISIS members, three of which were there to film the execution.
The ISIS executioner is said to have been on the British and U.S. kill list for months because of the manner in which he kills his victims by burning them alive.
A source told The Daily Star that eight men and four women were about to be killed by the group.
Following the deadly explosion, the people that were thought to be civilians, were freed by U.S. and British special forces.
“None of them were agents. The ISIS killers knew that but just wanted to instill fear into the local population,” the Daily Star reported. “The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a loud hailer, when he finished the SAS sniper opened fire.
The attack is understood to have taken place in a small village near the town of Raqqa, Syria.