British SAS sniper takes out senior ISIS official with perfect 1,500 meter head shot in Syria

Canadian snipers fire a McMillan TAC-50 Special Application Service Rifle during a known and unknown distance range with coalition members as part of exercise Dawn Blitz 2013 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps Imagery by Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/RELEASED)

A hawk-eyed Sergeant in Her Majesty’s Special Air Service is reportedly credited with killing a senior ISIS official along the Syrian Border- at night, from nearly one mile away and with only a fifteen-second window to take the shot.

The member of the SAS’ G-Squadron -who has reportedly accrued over 100 kills in both Iraq and Afghanistan- reportedly used an American-made McMillan TAC-50 rifle to tag the militant from over 1,500 meters away.

According to the Daily Mail, a source told reporters that the enemy leader was in an ISIS-controlled village, making a quick “snatch and grab” too risky. Using skill and distance to their advantage, the Brits determined that making a “long-shot” was the best plan of action.

While a day mission was preferable to night, the SAS don’t get to pick when and where they fight- they only deliver results, no matter the conditions.

“As evening approached the team realized that they were going to have to either abort or go for a night shot,” the source said. “The sniper said he wanted to take the shot and was given a ‘go order.’”

With only fifteen seconds to work with as the insurgent exited the car, the sniper reportedly managed to plant a round into the back of the man’s skull.

The Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the matter.

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