SAS sniper hero ‘killed an ISIS terror leader who was about to incinerate hostages with a flame thrower by shooting its fuel tank from 1,500m’
- A top ISIS executioner was moments away from burning 12 hostages alive
- The SAS marksman fired a single 50. round at the flame thrower’s fuel tank
- Bullet caused explosion which killed the feared ISIS leader and henchmen
- Rescue operation took place in village near Raqqa, Syria earlier this month
A British sniper took out a feared ISIS executioner as he prepared to murder several hostages by shooting a fuel tank on his back and incinerating him.
The SAS marksman fired a single round from his Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle at the terrorist, who was about to use a flame thrower to kill 12, from 1,500m.
The bullet hit the flame thrower’s fuel tank and caused a huge fireball, also killing three other ISIS members who were ready to film the execution.
A source told the Daily Star Sunday how the rescue operation took place in a tiny village near Raqqa, Syria, earlier this month.
Shortly after the explosion, the prisoners – thought to be civilians – were freed by British and US special
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