An SAS sniper in Mosul, Iraq, was recently monitoring an ISIS bomb factory. The sharpshooter is a veteran of the British SAS (Special Air Service) tasked with keeping tabs on the suspected IED / bomb facility.
The sniper saw 5 individuals leave the building, all wearing heavy coats in very hot weather. Taking this as a sign that the Islamists were wearing explosive vests the soldier took the shot and hit one of the jihadists in the chest from approximately 800m. His suspicions were right and the suicide bomber’s explosive vest detonated, killing two other ISIS fighters.
A second shot took out the third member of IS with a headshot, followed by a third shot to the 5th man as he tried to escape back into the building.
A spokesman from the British Army told the Express:
“This was a classic SAS mission. The unit had been operating in the area for several weeks, mainly working as spotters for air strikes and gathering intelligence. About three weeks ago the intelligence guys got information that a bomb factory had been set up in a nearby village.
The unit was sent in to see if they could identify the house and the bombers. There were too many civilian homes nearby and children were often around so an airstrike was out of the question.
With just three well-aimed shots that single team has probably saved the lives of hundreds of innocent people.”
Great marksmanship, stopping at least two Islamists wearing suicide vests and killing another three. That’s 5 jihadis with only three bullets. It’s a shame it’s only a drop in the ocean compared to the spiral of death and destruction that Syrians and to a lesser extent Iraqis are facing.