Armed with a Barrett Light .50 caliber rifle, a British SAS sniper was able to obliterate four ISIS militants with one single bullet from a mile away. The ISIS executioner was in the process of burning 12 hostages to death with a flamethrower when a bullet from the sniper’s rifle penetrated the fuel tanks on the his back, instantly barbecuing him and three of his associates.
According to a source on this Special Air Services (SAS) operation, the SAS are known for thinking “outside the box.” The ISIS command post that was to be neutralized was well fortified and intelligence sources stated that civilians were inside the structure as well as near by, which were being used as human shields. That negated any option of using air strikes as it would cause too much collateral damage.
The source said,
“A staff sergeant in charge of one of the SAS teams working with the Iraqis came up with the idea of shooting through the wall. It was a case of ‘there’s nothing to lose.’ If it worked, the suicide attacks would be stopped – if it failed, nothing would be lost.”
Positioning himself on another building 1000 meters away and assisted by three support gunners, the sniper had at his disposal six magazines filled with armor-piercing rounds. 30 rounds hammered a side of the building housing the ISIS militants causing the wall to partially collapse.
“The armor-piercing rounds had a devastating effect; the bodies of the Islamic State fighters had been absolutely pulverized. One had been decapitated and another had been cut in half. It was a real scene of carnage – but the tactic had proved incredibly effective. The lives of around 20 civilians had been saved.”
The ISIS executioner had been on a U.S. “kill list” for many months before the British SAS sniper voided his dance card during a rescue operation on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria. The ISIS terrorists had been moving from one ISIS-held compound to another slaughtering innocent civilians with their newest form of execution: death by flamethrower. The source added,
“The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a [megaphone], then when he finished, the SAS sniper opened fire,”
penetrating the executioner’s fuel tanks, causing a massive explosion resulting in all four ISIS militants being flame broiled to a crisp. Jubilant civilians, awash with relief, ran into the streets cheering at the utter demise of their would-be executioner.