The British sniper reportedly killed four ISIS terrorists with a single bullet.
A heroic British sniper has killed four ISIS terrorists with a single bullet as they prepared to execute 12 hostages with a flamethrower, it is claimed.
The SAS marksman was a staggering 1,500 metres (4,900 feet) away from the militants in northern Syria when he fired the ‘life-saving’ shot.
Armed with a Barrett .50 calibre rifle, he reportedly locked on target before shooting at the flamethrower’s fuel tank, causing it to explode.
The blast is said to have turned the executioner – a blood-thirsty man who had long been on a special forces ‘kill list’ – into a ‘human fireball’.
The fighters were allegedly preparing to execute 12 hostages with a flamethrower
The terrorist died alongside three other jihadis filming the execution, the Daily Star Sunday reports. It is thought that all of the hostages escaped alive.
The sniper, who has not been identified, was reportedly part of a British and US special forces team tracking ‘high-value’ ISIS fighters in the country.
The team had received a tip about the whereabouts of the executioner, who had become known for his preference for burning his terrified victims to death.
They tracked the jihadi down to a village near Raqqa – where he was preparing to murder around eight men and four women – before the sniper opened fire.
The incident occurred early last month, it is reported.
A source told the newspaper: “”The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a loud hailer then when he finished the SAS sniper opened fire.”
“The bullet struck the fuel container and it exploded immediately. He was incinerated and several of his henchmen were also killed.”
The hostages were later rescued by the special forces.
Earlier today, it was reported that an ISIS courthouse – where some of the world’s most brutal sentences were handed out – has been discovered by Iraqi officials.
Defendants at the building in the city of Fallujah were locked up in tiny, iron cages before being hauled before extremist ‘judges’ for trials.
The sniper was reportedly part of a British and US special forces team tracking ‘high-value’ ISIS fighters
Horrifically, these cramped cages were built in different shapes – so the men and women inside them were forced to either stand, kneel or curl up.
Iraqi Army Brig, Jalil Abdulredha, told NBC : “They used to imprison locals in iron cages like animals. They made different shapes of cages for different positions, such as kneeling and standing. This shows the brutality of this terrorist organization.”
He added of the courtroom, which featured the Islamic State flag: “Most of [the defendants] were innocent locals and members of security forces.”