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    "SAS sniper killed ISIS terrorist from 2.4km away"

    22nd May 2017 9:10 AM

    "AN SAS sniper killed an ISIS terrorist from almost 2.4km away using a mega-powerful rifle" - report says.

    The Sun newspaper in UK reports it took three whole seconds for the bullet to reach the terror thug in Mosul, Iraq two weeks ago.

    A veteran sniper hit the insurgent in the throat as he tried to escape a burnt-out building, killing him almost instantly, the Daily Star said.

    It is believed to be one of the most difficult long-range kills in the elite regiment's history.

    The paper claimed the shot was fired from a CheyTac M200 - a record-breaking US-made rifle with a max range of up to nearly 3.2km.

    It was reportedly on loan to the British army as part of a battlefield trial.
    The kill shot was made after a four-hour game of cat and mouse ended when the ISIS terrorist, himself a sniper, let his guard down as he moved between positions, a source told the paper.

    "It was a classic counter-sniper operation".
    "The SAS team had him in their sights on several occasions but did not have the time to get a shot off.
    "At such a long range there are so many factors which can affect the flight of the bullet.
    "The distance was so far that it took almost three seconds for the bullet to hit the target".

    *BB - and I think "a long shot" with my .222 is 200M![img][/img]
    There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
    Ron Owen.