killed three #ISIS
with one bullet in what has been described as a shot in a million.
marksman fired one #bullet
that killed two men instantly before it ricocheted into a third during a November #mission
in a remote northern Iraqi village.
The sniper fired his single .338 #Lapua
bullet from a #L115A
from a range of 1,800m just as the senior ISIS members prepared to fire shots into a #crowd
A source told #TheDailyStar
Sunday that the shooting happened during a #covert
gathering as the troops monitored #IslamicState
-controlled areas while Iraqi forces advanced toward #Mosul
The SAS squad was tracking the IS members when dozens of women and children tried to flee from the #extremists
When the terrorists ordered the #civilians
to stop and pointed a machine gun at the crowd from a second-storey window, the SAS team decided they had no choice but to open fire and save the fleeing group.
The sniper, whose rifle was fitted with a suppressor to reduce noise, fired his once-in-a-lifetime shot.
The bullet first struck the man holding the machine gun in the #head
then hit a second terrorist in the #chest
. It passed through his body, ricocheted off a wall and hit a third man - who was in the same room - in the #neck
The source said the 'shot was one in a million' and added that he didn't believe it was planned.
'Alongside the sniper was an SAS spotter, who was watching the target through binoculars,' he said. 'The whole incident was over in a flash.'
The third man lasted for about 30 seconds before dying, while the others were killed instantly a source told The Star.
'No one could quite believe what had happened,' the source added.
The SAS team entered the house following the #shooting
and confirmed that the three men were #dead
. They took fingerprints and photos of the scene before leaving by #helicopter
The Ministry of Defence told #MailOnline
that it does not comment on SAS activity.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4145070/SAS-sniper-kills-THREE-ISIS-fighters-single-shot.html
The sniper fired his single .338 Lapua Magnum bullet from a L115A sniper rifle from a range of 1,800m just as the senior ISIS members prepared to fire shots into a women and children.