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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.
— Canadian Army (@CanadianArmy) June 22, 2017