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When it comes to decapitating the enemy those elite British Air Service (S.A.S.) snipers can effectively do it from thousands of feet away and without the ceremonial 7th century medieval drama.

When the intended target is an Islamic State leader who was teaching recruits on how to behead prisoners, the irony couldn’t have been scripted any better

In all likelihood this terrorist wasn’t expecting to become his students’ example, but the sniper armed with a large-caliber rifle made him one after landing a head shot from over 3,000 feet away.

“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. We later heard most of the recruits deserted. We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet,” said a military official who witnessed the event.

The sniper reportedly used an Israeli made Dan .338 bolt-action rifle equipped with a noise suppressor during the operation.

Once the bullet hits a body it creates a large cavity within the target, leaving a massive wound as it exits.

Snipers are the elite masters of the art of killing, and there are countless situations where making a successful shot is, by all logic and reason, impossible.

Another such “impossible” shot was made by Marine Staff Sgt. Steve Reichert, who turned his 50 BMG Barrett rifle toward an insurgent machine gunner, striking him down at 1,775 yards, more than a full mile away.

h/t: Daily Caller


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