- British marksman reportedly killed a terrorist with a ‘head shot’ near Syrian border
- The shot was achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds
A British sniper reportedly killed a senior ISIS fighter with a “one in a million” night-time shot from nearly a mile away.
The bullet reportedly hit the unidentified target in the skull during a mission in the Syrian border, a source said via the Daily Star.
The shot was achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds.
“The shot was one in a million. Getting a one-round, one-kill head shot at night using thermal imagery in a 15-second target window is about as close to impossible as you can get but he pulled it off,” an unidentified source said.
“He is definitely the best sniper around at the moment.”
The sergeant, is reportedly also believed to be a veteran operating between Iraq and Afghanistan and killed at least 100 people during his service. The SAS G-Squadron has been deployed on a counter terrorism mission in Syria and Iraq for several months since the beginning of this year.
The sniper was using a using an American-made McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, which fires a huge .50 calibre round.