British sniper blows head off ISIS chief who taught jihadis how to decapitate
The crack soldier fired a bullet designed to inflict massive damage from three quarters of a mile away and scored a direct hit on the terrorist.
His rifle was so high-powered that the bullet decapitated the bearded terrorist, who stood well over six feet tall.
The fearsome recruiter for ISIS was gunned down in the middle of a drill teaching new terrorists how to execute prisoners.
Military sources said he was demonstrating a cutting motion with his arm when the bullet hit.
Some 20 junior jihadis were taking part in the outdoor lesson when their commander was killed before their eyes.
One military witness said the entire group fled in terror and deserted the jihadi cause, a source told the Daily Star Sunday.
The sniper, operating in northern Syria, used a Dan .338 rifle with ammo that “tumbles” which it hits a target – inflicting a huge wound.
He had to aim more than a foot wide of the mark to adjust for wind conditions, but hit his target first time.
Suppressing equipment meant that flashes and noise from the shot were kept to a minimum and the soldier went undetected.
Although the British Army has steered clear of an all-out ground war with ISIS, highly-trained SAS squads have been deployed in small numbers.
Recently it emerged that troops were setting desert death traps for jihadis by laying out dummies dressed as enemy officers.
The victorious British sniper was supported in his mission by more than a dozen SAS comrades.
Two four-man teams sneaked into a jihadi compound to set up their vantage point 12 hours ahead of the kill.
Meanwhile a secondary team of 12 waited beyond the combat zone ready to extract the men in case the mission went wrong.
Sources say the sniper’s target was an easy mark because he wears white robes instead of the traditional ISIS black.
One military insider 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.
“We later heard most of the recruits deserted. We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet.”