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A renegade sniper has been striking fear into the hearts of terrorists in Mosul — picking off local jihadis one-by-one, including an ISIS executioner moments before he was able to behead a teenage boy, reports said. The mysterious marksman — dubbed the “Sniper of Mosul” — is believed to be behind shootings in four separate neighborhoods of the Iraqi city. Iraqi media outlets on Monday reported that the enigmatic sniper had killed an Islamic State executioner just seconds before he could take the life of a local teen who was accused of supporting resistance movements within Mosul.

“The presence of the sniper in four neighborhoods emphasizes that there are many snipers and not only one.” Some believe the “Sniper of Mosul” could be part of an elite, special forces team — though it is unclear whether they would be Iraqi or allied soldiers. Despite the sniper’s efforts, sources said ISIS fighters shot and killed the boy before he was able to escape.

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