Surviving in the battlefield takes much more than luck, a fact you’ll quite agree with after reading this story of a heroic sniper who killed four ISIS terrorists with one bullet, a few seconds before they would have beheaded their captives.
According to a report from Express, the marksman took out the crazed Islamist State terrorists who were getting ready to behead 12 hostages.
The killers had their flag mounted and were recording the events – their usual way of sending spine-chilling messages across the world. That was when this British sniper made his shot-of-a-lifetime.
From a distance of 1,500 metres, the SAS soldier shot at the flamethrower’s fuel tank, causing a massive explosion which took out the executioner and three other sick jihadis who were filming.
A source told Daily Star online: “The SAS team moved into an over-watch position above a village where they were told the execution was going to take place.
“Up to 12 civilians were going to be murdered – eight men and four women. They were suspected of being spies.
“None of them were agents. The ISIS killers knew that but just wanted to instill fear into the local population.
“The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a loudspeaker. When he finished, the SAS sniper opened fire.
“The bullet struck the fuel container and it exploded immediately. He was incinerated and several of his henchmen were also killed.”
Image shows Chris Kyle, the US Navy Seal dubbed the ‘American Sniper’. He was murdered on a gun range at Rough Creek Lodge in Texas on Saturday 2nd February 2013. Bradley Cooper starred as Chris Kyle in the blockbuster movie American Sniper.
There are soldiers and SAS snipers risking their lives on daily basis to save others, especially in Syria. This is not the first time an SAS sniper has shown incredible skill and composure under pressure.
Back in December 2015, another marksman was said to have killed five ISIS fighters with three bullets, foiling what would have been a deadly suicide attack.
The unnamed veteran, who joined the SAS a decade ago, saved potentially hundreds of lives by unleashing three well-aimed shots from a distance of 800m.
According to the report, this skilled sniper shot the first jihadi in the chest, detonating his explosive device and killing him instantly, along with two ISIS guards who were sitting in a nearby car.
The second terrorist was killed with a headshot, as he and the third man tried desperately to get back into the locked factory.
The third jihadi also died when his explosive vest was set off by a third and final well-aimed shot from the colour sergeant.