A SAS sniper has allegedly beheaded an ISIS executioner with a single shot – while the militant was giving a lesson on how to decapitate prisoners.
The Daily Mail reports that roughy 20 Islamic fighters were taking part in the outdoor lesson in a small village in northern Syria when the executioner was killed by an elite British soldier who was hiding 4,000ft away.
A witness told the Daily Express the SAS sniper used a Dan.338 rifle with a suppressor to prevent any noise and flash giving away his position.
Aiming a foot to the side of his target in order to adjust for wind, it was expected the cruel commander – known as the local executioner – would require two shots to kill, however the first bullet struck him in the back of the head.
The source said:
One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded. The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing and that’s when panic set in.
He was an extremely sadistic and ruthless individual, feared by the locals and the jihadis alike.
The UK government has refused to engage in a ground war with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but small SAS teams are carrying out commando missions against the jihadis.
Earlier this month it was reported that three British Special Forces soldiers were wounded in a firefight with ISIS militants in Iraq.
The SAS and SBS were said to have been on a secret mission in enemy territory when the terrorists opened fire on them with machine guns.
The men’s bravery has reportedly not been acknowledged as defence chiefs won’t confirm that elite British troops are part of a ground war being fought in Syria and Iraq.