An Islamic State executioner’s head exploded during a class on beheading after a well-aimed shot by a British Special Air Service sniper.
Military sources told the Express that a recent mission into northern Syria involved killing an ISIS recruiter with a Dan.338 rifle as the terrorist was instructing 21 new recruits.
“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,” a source told the newspaper on Monday. “We later heard most of the recruits deserted. We got rid of 21 terrorists with one bullet. He was an extremely sadistic and ruthless individual, feared by the locals and the jihadis alike.”
The source said three four-man teams needed 12 hours to carry out the successful mission.
The SAS mission rivals a similarly spectacular success in Raqqa last month. An eight-man squad posed as ISIS wives before taking out a high-value target, WND reported Jan. 19.
“Gunmen were on the streets stopping everyone, lining people up against the walls and threatening to kill anyone who had helped the ‘spies,'” a source told the Daily Star Jan. 17.
The target of January’s mission was Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, who left London in September 2014 after he was released on bail for encouraging terrorism.
Rumaysah temporarily became the new “Jihadi John” after ISIS propagandist Mohammed Emwazi was killed in a coalition drone strike in Raqqa last November.