AN ELITE British sniper took out an ISIS commander with a “one in a million” headshot from a mile away in the dead of night, senior defence sources reportedly said.
It was near total darkness when the SAS marksman shot dead the Islamist chief from 1,500m away with a bullet through the back of the head that “took his face off”.
Sources told the Daily Star on Sunday the sharpshooter had just 15 seconds to pull the trigger as the target got out of a vehicle on the Syrian border.
The source said: “The shot was one in a million. Getting a one-round, one-kill head shot at night using thermal imagery in a 15-second target window is about as close to impossible as you can get but he pulled it off.
“He is definitely the best sniper around at the moment.”
It is understood the solider is a sergeant with the SAS G-Squadron and has carried out numerous operations in Iraq and Afghanistan racking up more than 100 confirmed kills.