Sniper Bullet BEHEADS ISIS Leader
What do you do when you find out that there is an ISIS training camp located too close to a school to bomb it? You send in a sniper.
That’s exactly what happened in Northern Syria 2 weeks ago.
British intelligence received information that a terrorist training facility had set up shop just outside a small village. It’s proximity to a school made the risk of collateral damage too high to bomb the location.
Instead, 2 SAS (Special Air Service) teams were sent in. Each team consisted of 2 units of 4 men armed with machine guns, rocket launchers, and long range sniper rifles.
Those sniper rifles were enough to get the job done.
The job? Take out an ISIS leader known to be the most dengerous executioner in the region. His description made spotting him simple. “The intelligence said that he was over six feet tall, had a long black beard and wore white robes which was unusual for ISIS fighters.”
After 12 hours in position, the team got their chance.
While the man was demonstrating cutting motions using a sword, axes, and knives, an SAS sniper was given clearance to open fire.
Taken from 1,200 meters (3937 ft) away, the shot hit the executioner in the back of the head.
“One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded,” a source stated. “The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing.”
The sniper was using a Dan.338. It was outfitted with a suppressor which eliminates any flash from the barrel and reduces the sound of the shot.
A Quick Reaction Force waiting 2 miles away picked up the SAS teams and had them back in Iraq by evening.
According the source, most of the ISIS recruits deserted after the incident.
He told reporters the team “had assumed it would take at least two shots to kill the commander.” Instead, he stated “We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet.”
The irony of a jihadist being beheaded is marvelous. Payback is a wonderful thing.
Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Turns out it’s pretty good from almost 4,000 feet away too.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: Daily Star