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Canadian Sniper Hits ISIS Fighter…from Over TWO Miles Away

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This is how you do it!

A sniper and member of the Canadian special forces shattered the record for world’s longest confirmed kill shot when he hit an Islamic State fighter from a distance of over two miles.

Yes, you read that correctly. The sniper’s shot traveled over two miles before successfully striking and killing the ISIS fighter.

According to The Globe and Mail, the elite sniper, who is a member of the Joint Task Force 2, was situated atop a high-rise building and using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle. The bullet reportedly took 10 seconds to travel the 3,540 meters, which is 2.19 miles. His kill shot disrupted an active ISIS attack on Iraqi forces.

A military official said the following about the kill shot.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces. Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

The record-breaking sniper shot was confirmed by the Canadian Special Operations Command.

“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres. For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.”

This sniper shot shatters the previous record which was held by a British sniper whose kill shot in Afghanistan in 2009 traveled 1.5 miles before killing a member of the Taliban.

Though some are speculating that this is not possible, the Canadian Army stands by the claim.
If it is, in fact, accurate (no pun intended), then there is one word that can be used to describe the kill shot.
Incredible.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

 

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