His latest kill is said to be a “high valued target” in the terror group, which has put up fierce resistance as the US-backed coalition attempts to recapture Iraq’s second city from the extremists.
Taking his position outside a compound that was once a base for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the sharpshooter needed just a single bullet to punch through the senior ISIS commander’s body armour, killing him instantly.
The SAS waited for a week hiding less than a mile from the front gates before launching their assault. Patience pays off if you are a sniper.
The soldier used a Barrett M82 Light 50 rifle which can hit a target with a 0.50 inch calibre round from 1,800 metres (1.1 miles) away.