Daily Mail – An expert SAS sniper took out three ISIS bombers by shooting through a 10inch wall, from a kilometre away with the world’s most powerful rifle.
The marksman, considered one of the best in the special forces, fired 30 armour-piercing rounds from his Barrett Light .50 calibre rifle into a two-storey command post in the city of Ramadi in Iraq.
The daring and skillfully executed mission which was called a ‘classic SAS operation’ saved the lives of around 20 people according to military sources.
Holding the rank of staff-sergeant, the sniper was part of an elite team of military advisers embedded in the Iraqi army.
After discovering that the bombers were in the building, a number of offensive options were considered including an air strike and a rocket launch. However, both were deemed too dangerous to civilians as a number of innocent people were being used as human shields around the property.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘The SAS always like to think out of the box. ‘The command post was well fortified. They considered an air strike but that would cause too much collateral damage.
‘They looked at a rocket attack but there was the possibility that the blast might cause the building to collapse and intelligence suggested there were civilians being held in the lower storey and in buildings close by. ‘A staff sergeant in charge of one of the SAS teams working with the Iraqis came up with the idea of shooting through the wall. ‘It was a case of ‘there’s nothing to lose.’
The sniper set himself up in another building around 1,000m away and fired into the command post, leaving one of its walls almost completely destroyed.
This is JUST what I needed to kick off the new year! On this cold, dreary Monday no less. Little bit of fuck-ISIS porn.
When the SAS and Iraqi forces stormed the building later that day they found a scene of gore and chaos.
A source said: ‘The armour-piercing rounds had a devastating effect. The bodies of the Islamic State fighters had been absolutely pulverised.
‘One had been decapitated and another had been cut in half. It was a real scene of carnage – but the tactic proved incredibly effective.
‘The lives of around 20 civilians had been saved. ‘The suicide attacks had been stopped and, without any command and control, the Isis fighters had retreated into another part of the city. It was a classic SAS operation.’
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times…these are better than the Penthouse Letters you used to sneak into the bathroom as a kid. Better than any buffering Limewire or Kazaa video links you’d download on the family computer. Terrorist fuckheads getting blown to bits by the good guys. Hell yeah. Happy New Year to one and all, except ISIS, eat shit and die.