An SAS sniper using the world’s most powerful rifle has reportedly shot dead an ISIS gunman from 1.5 miles away.
The bullet took three seconds to reach the throat of the victim, an Islamic State terrorist in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The bullet took three seconds to hit its target. It is believed to be one of the most difficult “kills” in the regiment’s long history.
The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out building.
The British marksman was using an American CheyTac M200 Intervention gun which retails £10,500 and can vaporise a person’s organs from 2,500m.
The CheyTac M200 has an built-in a computer which makes calculations to tell the shooter where to aim factoring in humidity, heat and wind.
It holds the record for the world’s longest shot and can reportedly reach distances of up to 3,000m using a special .408 round.