A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process.
The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesn’t end there. The bullet passed through the driver’s head and also hit his accomplice in the neck — an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
The shot was one of the best in SAS history, according to an SAS source who spoke with the Daily Star Sunday.
“If the sniper had missed a lot of people would have lost their lives,” the SAS source said.
The ISIS driver and his passenger were on their way last month to a detonation site in Libya, where they planned to set off a car bomb and kill hundreds at a Tripoli marketplace. A local Libyan intelligence agent passed over information regarding the coming plot to the British, who promptly got their assets in play to put a stop to the massacre.
The SAS sniper took out his 338 Lapua Magnum rifle and fired two shots off-target to help give him an idea of the wind and speed of the car. Then, aiming carefully, he fired a single round, which hit the driver in the head and caused the car to veer off the road and crash. Libyan soldiers stepped in and fired a hail of machine gun fire on the car, detonating the bomb in the vehicle and causing a massive explosion.
Unfortunately, there are up to 20 British fighters in Libya who have declared loyalty to ISIS. Some of them have fled from Syria, where the terror group is rapidly losing ground. In the meantime, the SAS has moved to Libya to help support the fledgling government against other rival groups.