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Sniper Shoots ISIS Fighter Dead From Over One Mile Away With 40-Year-Old Gun
Newsweek ^ | 8-12-18 | Jason Lemon

Posted on 08/12/2018 10:17:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone

A British soldier from the elite Special Air Service has shot and killed an ISIS commander from more than a mile away, in what is thought to be the best long-range shot in the regiment’s 77-year history.

Using a a huge .50 Calibre Browning machine gun, which is nearly 40 years old, the unnamed sergeant, who is a veteran of Iraq and Syria, managed to hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder.

“The Islamic State commander was briefing his men and clearly liked the sound of his own voice because he was standing still for a least 20 minutes while his fighters sat on the ground in front of him,” a source familiar with the incident, which took place in June in Afghanistan, told The Daily Star Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; banglist; brexit; iraq; sas; sniper; syria; theresamay; unitedkingdom; waronterror
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Democrats outraged.
1 posted on 08/12/2018 10:17:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Bring the British sergeant to America for a ticker-tape parade.


2 posted on 08/12/2018 10:22:24 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Washington is NOT a swamp.....It's a cesspool!)
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To: NoLibZone

They say the isis commander was a little long winded.The sniper fixed that.


3 posted on 08/12/2018 10:26:55 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: NoLibZone

4 posted on 08/12/2018 10:29:18 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: NoLibZone

How old was the barrel ?


5 posted on 08/12/2018 10:29:32 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: NoLibZone

Ha! I’ll bet that took the starch out of the ISIS commander’s troops. NIce shot!


6 posted on 08/12/2018 10:32:34 PM PDT by Reagan is King (The left is a plague on mankind.)
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To: NoLibZone

50BMG?

What’s not to like?


7 posted on 08/12/2018 10:40:42 PM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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To: NoLibZone

Didn’t realize those were used as sniper weapons or that they had a semi automatic setting.


8 posted on 08/12/2018 10:41:33 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: NoLibZone

Heads up!

Whaaaaaaaaa.............................tt????


9 posted on 08/12/2018 10:42:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: fidelis

+1


10 posted on 08/12/2018 10:43:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NoLibZone

No 100 virgins (or raisins) for you!


11 posted on 08/12/2018 10:43:50 PM PDT by nickedknack
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To: fidelis

Truly a sad day for Obama.


12 posted on 08/12/2018 10:46:02 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: AndyTheBear

Keep in mind this is from Newsweak.
They know it’s a machine gun because it’s black. I’m kind of surprised they didn’t say it was an “AK-15”.


13 posted on 08/12/2018 10:46:43 PM PDT by Do_Tar (To my NSA handler: Only kidding.)
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"… hit the fighter directly in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder."

Schweeeet!


14 posted on 08/12/2018 10:47:13 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: NoLibZone
Boom...zip...splat... ??? ...class dismissed
15 posted on 08/12/2018 10:47:48 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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“...in the chest with a shot that blew off the commander’s arm and shoulder.”

In some “producer’s notes” for some movie (”Shooter” maybe) they were talking about the long-range sniper shot and the guy with a bullet hole in his chest.

Went something like this: “Well, our military consultant said that was all wrong. At those ranges with a .50 caliber round, it would be coming in at a very steep angle - practically vertical. A dead center hit would enter the chest and exit out his butt, cleaving the upper torso in half. We decided that would be too graphic - and the movie-goer expects a nice round hole with blood.”

Sounds about right compared with this story.


16 posted on 08/12/2018 10:50:31 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Do_Tar

AK-50 I would think.


17 posted on 08/12/2018 10:51:23 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Rashputin

I suppose a military rifle that gets used more than a few rounds each year for deer hunting can wear out and they can replace the barrel. But I know the .308 rifle that my old man passed down to me is still in great shape and shoots as well as it ever did. It’s about 60 years old.


18 posted on 08/12/2018 10:55:50 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Doogle

From the class’s position, it was

SPLAT!

Zip

Boom!

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!

‘-)


19 posted on 08/12/2018 10:57:20 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias. "Islam": Satan's invading army. "Muslims": Satan's useful idiots.)
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To: AndyTheBear
Didn’t realize those were used as sniper weapons or that they had a semi automatic setting.

Carlos Hathcock did it in RVN way back when. The ground .50 shoots so slow it would not be hard to crank of single shots.

20 posted on 08/12/2018 10:57:55 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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