- A SAS sniper has shot an ISIS commander from 4,000ft away, it is claimed
- The ISIS commander was teaching 20 other jihadis how to decapitate
- But a witness said the ISIS boss’s own head ‘exploded’ when he was hit
By Corey Charlton for MailOnline
15 February 2016
A SAS sniper has beheaded an ISIS executioner with a single shot while the militant was teaching jihadis how to decapitate prisoners, it has been reported.
Some 20 Islamic fighters were taking part in the executioner’s outdoor lesson when he was killed by the elite British soldier – hiding 4,000ft away and using specially-designed ‘wounding’ bullets.
A witness said the entire group of student jihadis then fled, deserting their cause after the ill fated training session at a small village in northern Syria.
A witness told The Daily Express the SAS sniper was using a Dan.338 (IWI Manufactured) rifle with a suppressor to prevent any noise and flash giving away his position.
Aiming a foot to the side of his target in order to adjust for wind, it was expected the cruel commander – known as the local executioner – would require two shots to kill.
Instead, the first bullet – designed to tumble as it travels, in order to maim – struck him in the back of the head.
The source said: ‘One minute he was standing there and the next his head had exploded.
‘The commander remained standing upright for a couple of seconds before collapsing and that’s when panic set in.