An SAS Sniper in Iraq started 2016 off with a big giant dose of ‘Murica. Using a Barrett Light .50 caliber rifle to shoot through a 10 inch wall, the sniper took out three ISIS Bombers in Ramadi.
This hero is being credited with directly saving 20 lives.
The ISIS bombers were hidden in a building. It was deemed too risky to bomb or use a rocket attack as ISIS was using civilians as human shields around the building.
The SAS forces were embedded with the Iraqi Army. When they stormed the building later that day, they witnessed what a success the mission had been, according to a source.
“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.”
With the help of SAS forces, the Iraqi Army has liberated Ramadi which had been held by ISIS.
You can give this sniper a virtual high five by sharing this article before heading out for target practice.
H/T: Barstool Sports