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August 15, 2018

SAS sniper eliminates ISIS personnel from 1,000mts out

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A SAS marksman reportedly targeted and killed three ISIS operatives from a distance of 1,000mts.

Using a Barrett M82 .50 calibre rifle, the world’s most powerful sniper rifle, the sniper shot and killed three militants holed up inside a building.

Calling in an airstrike or utilizing heavy weaponry was deemed too risky due to the possibility of unnaceptable collateral damage. Thus, the task was given to a sniper, who took position about 1,000mts out from the objective.

He fired about 30 .50 rounds into the target building, almost demolishing a wall and eliminating the threat.

Munition from a Barrett rifle can successfully penetrate brick walls and other hard targets up to range of 1,800 metres.

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