The sniper SAS kills the ISIS commander from almost 1.5 miles away & # 039;

A sniper SAS mounted a machine gun that is almost 40 years old on a military vehicle and placed a special sight to kill the commander (file photo)

SAS sniper kills the commander of ISIS from almost 1.5 miles away & # 39; in Afghanistan with a round of a powerful .50 caliber machine gun

  • Jihadi's arm and shoulder were ripped off in front of his Islamist fighters during a briefing
  • He died instantly and the men fled after killing, which is believed to have saved 20 lives
  • It is believed that this is the first time that SAS uses a machine gun in a sniper shot

Sebastian Murphy-bates for Mailonline

A British sniper shot a jihadist from almost 1.5 miles away in what is reported to be the best long-range shot in the SAS.

The sergeant killed the commander of the Islamic State with a .50-caliber machine gun and shot him in the chest.

The arm and shoulder of Islamism were torn off due to the force of the bullet and died instantly. The jihadist was on a list of British and American murders.

A veteran of Iraq and Syria, the sergeant patrolled secretly a northern region of Afghanistan under the control of the Islamic State, reports The Daily Star Sunday.

A sniper SAS mounted a machine gun that is almost 40 years old on a military vehicle and placed a special sight to kill the commander (file photo)

A sniper SAS mounted a machine gun that is almost 40 years old on a military vehicle and placed a special sight to kill the commander (file photo)

His weapon is being decommissioned and displayed at the Hereford headquarters of the elite unit.

The .50 Cal Browning, who is almost 40 years old, was mounted in an army vehicle.

The commander of the Islamic State died while addressing his men when the sergeant shot him in northern Afghanistan (in the image, a fighter of the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria)

The commander of the Islamic State died while addressing his men when the sergeant shot him in northern Afghanistan (in the image, a fighter of the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria)

The commander of the Islamic State died while addressing his men when the sergeant shot him in northern Afghanistan (in the image, a fighter of the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria)

A senior officer stationed at the Joint Special Headquarters of the Special Operations Command in Kabul gave the go-ahead for the killing.

A source told the newspaper that a special sight was placed on the machine gun and then an observer estimated the wind speed.

The sniper's bullet SAS hit the chest of the Islamic State commander with such force that it ripped his arm and shoulder (file photo)

The sniper's bullet SAS hit the chest of the Islamic State commander with such force that it ripped his arm and shoulder (file photo)

The sniper's bullet SAS hit the chest of the Islamic State commander with such force that it ripped his arm and shoulder (file photo)

"He also took into account the heat of the day and the light," they said. "The image of its target was quite" watery "due to the heat it gave off the ground."

The Islamic State fighter seemed to be informing his men while he was fighting the fighters for about 20 minutes.

"It took several seconds for the round to hit the commander who seemed to fly in several places, and for a few seconds, no one moved, and when they realized what had happened, they got up and escaped."

The newspaper reports that the killing is believed to have saved more than 20 lives. The weapon was used as a long-range weapon in the 1950s during the Korean War.

It is believed that this feat is the first time that the machine gun has been used by a sniper hit by the SAS.

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