The Gold Water.com By Steve Dellar Mon., Mar.19, 2018
The UK seems to have found its own version of Chris Kyle, the famous ‘American Sniper’ able to shoot enemies from large distances made immortal in Clint Eastwood’s film.
According to a senior UK defense commander, an SAS elite trooper shot an ISIS terrorist commander with a bullet through the skull in near total darkness last week.
The report claims that the shot was achieved at a range of more than 1,500m with a window of opportunity of just 15 seconds.
An anonymous UK defense forces source stated that: “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. He is definitely the best sniper around at the moment.”
The unnamed British soldier is reportedly a sergeant with the SAS G-Squadron. That elite unit has been performing counterterrorist operations in Syria and Iraq.
Legend has it that he is a veteran who has more than 100 kills. For this operation, he used a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle and fired a.50 calibre round.
“It is always preferable to capture rather than kill because of the potential to gather more intelligence. Instead, a kill mission was planned. The SAS team had hoped that the Isis commander would arrive during the day because a night shot was regarded as too dangerous.”
“But as evening approached the team realized that they were going to have to either abort or go for a night shot. The sniper said he wanted to take the shot and was given a ‘go order’.”