British Sniper Kills Four Terrorists, Saves 12 Hostages, With ONE Epic Shot

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Jacob Bojesson Foreign Correspondent
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A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper killed four Islamic State terrorists and rescued 12 hostages when he hit a fuel tank from long range in August, British media outlets report.

The terrorists were about to execute the hostages, eight men and four women, with a flamethrower in northern Syria. The SAS sniper locked target 1,640 yards away and hit the flamethrower’s fuel tank with his Barrett .50 caliber rifle.

The blast allegedly turned the head executioner into a “human fireball.” Three other jihadis also died, while all hostages are believed to have escaped alive.

“The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a loud hailer then when he finished the SAS sniper opened fire,” a source told The Daily Star Sunday. “The bullet struck the fuel container and it exploded immediately. He was incinerated and several of his henchmen were also killed.”

The unidentified sniper was part of a special forces team tracking “high-value” ISIS fighters in Syria. The team had received a tip about the head executioner’s whereabouts before successfully taking him out.

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