A British sniper took out a top ISIS executioner with a single bullet from nearly a mile away — just seconds before the fiend burned 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower.
The ace sharpshooter turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball when he expertly shot a single round into the fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, prompting a fiery explosion that fatally engulfed the mass-murderer. Three of the terrorist’s flunkies who were there to film the execution were also killed, reported the UK’s Daily Star.
The ISIS butcher had been on a US “kill list” for several months before the British Special Air Service marksman downed him with a Barrett .50-caliber rifle during the rescue operation outside of Raqqa, Syria, several months ago, sources said.
The group of terrorists had been traveling around ISIS-held compounds slaughtering civilians who had been labeled as spies.
The prisoners were tied to stakes or thrown in cages before being torched by the fiend, according to the report.
“The executioner gave some sort of rambling speech over a [megaphone], then when he finished, the SAS sniper opened fire,” a source told the daily.
The jubilant civilians were then rescued by British and US special forces.
ISIS started using flamethrowers after the torture method was popularized in North Korea.
The rescue comes just months after another SAS sniper killed two ISIS car bombers as they drove toward Libya, when the bullet catapulted through the driver’s skull and into the passenger’s neck, taking both out.
The jihadis had been en route to a packed Tripoli market with a massive bomb, which they planned to detonate, intelligence showed.