Excellent Shooting!

British SAS marksman kills five Islamic State fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away

  • SAS marksman shot Barrett .50 calibre sniper during Syria mission in November
  • The shot hit the target in the chest, causing his suicide vest to explode on impact
  • Four others, including top Islamic State commander, were killed in the shooting

An SAS marksman killed five Islamic State (IS) fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away, according to reports. 

The highly-experienced special forces sniper is said to have used a Barrett .50 calibre rifle to shoot his jihadist target in the chest – exploding his suicide vest.

The bomb blast killed the target and four other IS fighters. Among the five dead was a top jihadist commander, reports the Daily Star on Sunday.

According to the paper, the shooting happened in Syria in November during a kill or capture mission against the terrorist group.

An SAS marksmen killed five Islamic State fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away (stock image), according to reports.

An SAS marksmen killed five Islamic State fighters with a single sniper shot from 3,000ft away (stock image), according to reports.

The highly-experienced special forces sniper is said to have used a Barrett .50 calibre rifle (pictured: Library image) to shoot his jihadist target in the chest - exploding his suicide vest

The highly-experienced special forces sniper is said to have used a Barrett .50 calibre rifle (pictured: Library image) to shoot his jihadist target in the chest – exploding his suicide vest

The bomb blast killed the target and four other IS fighters (Library image - does not contain anyone involved in the incident), reports the Daily Star on Sunday.

The bomb blast killed the target and four other IS fighters (Library image – does not contain anyone involved in the incident), reports the Daily Star on Sunday.

The SAS were monitoring what they believed to be a suspected bomb-making factory when the sniper, a sergeant with 20 years’ experience, saw the five leave.

After establishing he had a clean shot, the SAS team contacted radioed back to base to get the all clear to pull the trigger.  

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One thought on “Excellent Shooting!”

  1. This could be just old news as I heard about exactly similar over a year or two ago. Or it could be just an exact repeat as I suppose is possible however unlikely.
    If it is repeat then now you can now work out who is wearing the vest by the fact that he is walking point well ahead of the others as even jihad ali is not that stupid.

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