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February 18, 2016 1:48 pm

British Sniper Decapitates ISIS Commander With Israeli-Made Rifle

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An ISIS militant. An ISIS leader was killed using an Israel-made rifle. Photo: Screenshot.

An ISIS terrorist. One of the group’s commanders was killed by a SAS sniper using an Israeli-made rifle. Photo: Screenshot.

A sniper from the elite British Special Air Service (SAS) killed a commander of the Islamic State terrorist organization in spectacular fashion using a weapon made in Israel, the UK’s Express reported on Monday.

The sniper, operating in northern Syria, hit his target on the first shot using a Dan .338 rifle. He fired at the ISIS leader during an outdoor drill that involved teaching about 20 new recruits how to decapitate prisoners. Military sources said the ISIS commander was demonstrating a cutting motion with his arm when he was hit with the bullet, which was fired from three quarters of a mile away. The rifle is so high-powered that its bullet decapitated the ISIS terrorist, who was over six feet tall, according to the Express.

“One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded,” said a military official who witnessed the attack. “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.”

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The rifle was equipped with a noise suppressor that minimized the flash and sound from the shot, so the SAS sniper remained undetected. The shooter was accompanied on his mission by more than a dozen SAS soldiers who were able to sneak into a jihadi compound before the shot was fired, according to the International Business Times.

Israel Weapon Industries unveiled the bolt action sniper rifle in 2014 and developed the weapon in cooperation with Israel Defense Forces special operations units.

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  • Mick Hibbert

    what does the height of the target have to do with anything? really, c’cmon people. It would have taken a less powerful round to decapitate a smaller person?

  • A Ken

    Thanks to the Royal Marine Snipper. That’s a perfect shot. If we had no terrorists around, this world will be a great place to live.

    Kill the bastards.

  • Harry

    As always, since thousands of years before Israel they get our technology, while their’s is boycotted to us, or sold at prices higher than anyone else.
    Well they likely would never have a single advance to take credit for if they didn’t have the subject Jews to erase.

    • hallofrecord

      Random words with no meaning. Was this a Google translation from Martian?

  • Zuni lan

    A lot of what was written is very typical of idf equivalent special forces.

  • Stories like this remind us, that there is no short term solution or victory in the making against the war on terror. Being a former Marine, I understand all that had to take place in order for this mission to be a success. It seems that fate, especially in this instance, is not without a certain sense of irony. Bravo to all of our brave men and women in the armed services everywhere.

  • RW

    Justice Delivered , by one shot at a time!

  • yzwisey

    Very efficient in multi-tasking that weapon is. One bullet and 21 deserted. Very efficient.

  • Anon

    How funny.
    That was a great story.
    Thanks for making my day.

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