A British sniper has killed five Islamic State terrorists in Syria with one bullet fired from nearly a kilometer away, the Mirror reports. The sergeant, belonging to the SAS (Special Air Service) killed a jihadist terrorist carrying a bomb, and therefore the resulting explosion also downed four other Islamists. According to British sources, one among the dead may be a senior ISIS military official.
The operation was administered with the support of Kurdish rebels, who worked to locate the situation of terrorists. The sniper used a .50 caliber Barrett rifle, the foremost powerful weapon his unit has. The weapon is primarily wont to hit larger targets like lightly armored airplanes, cars, trucks, and tanks. Its impact on humans is devastating and one bullet can tear away a limb.
SO WAS THE SHOT
The SAS team had been observing a suspected ISIS bomb factory for several days once they saw five men leaving the building. One of them was filming a terrorist, who was smiling and chatting on camera. The SAS soldier communicated by radio together with his base, explaining that the terrorists had left which he had a clean shot. A source from the operation told the Mirror. The plan at the time was to shoot down the terrorist with the primary shot then the leader if they thought they might identify him. But we were lucky.
The target was at the max range. The sniper adjusted to the wind aimed, and gently pulled the trigger. He waited for the target to drop, but instead, the guy exploded. When the dust settled, there have been four bodies thrown at them. several pieces were missing, revealed the source. That’s when it occurred to the sniper that the vest had detonated. once you remove a terrorist, you always aim for the top. But this guy was at the acute limit of the sniper’s shooting capacity, so he visited the middle of its mass the breast, they added.
The use of snipers is extremely effective within the fight against ISIS: Terrorists are scared to death of snipers. We use silencers on our rifles that muffle the noise. they can’t see or hear us and only know that we are close when the bodies start. hitting the bottom, “said the source quoted by the tabloid.