A British sniper shot an ISIS terrorist dead from 1.5 miles away, after watching him gun down members of his battalion.
The SAS marksman was using the world’s most powerful rifle, a £10,500 American CheyTac M200 Intervention Gun, which can vaporise a person’s organs from a single bullet fired from 2,500 metres away.
The high-tech weapon has a built-in computer that calculates exactly where the shot should be aimed, as it takes into consideration factors such as wind, heat and humidity, before displaying data for the perfect shot.
Once the trigger was squeezed, the bullet took three seconds to reach the throat of the Islamic State terrorist in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The SAS sniper and terrorist had been playing a game of hide and seek before the victim left a burnt-out building with a source saying:
“It was a classic counter-sniper operation. The ISIS gunman was moving all the time to get into the best position to get a kill.
“It was like a game of cat-and-mouse, and at one point the SAS almost gave up, believing that the terrorist had gone to ground. Just as the light was beginning to fade, the gunman moved into what he thought was a safe location and lifted his rifle up into his shoulder before the SAS shot him dead.”