90 Miles From Tyranny : A sniper shattered the kill shot record when he took out an ISIS fighter

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A sniper shattered the kill shot record when he took out an ISIS fighter

A Canadian sniper broke records when he took out an ISIS fighter in Iraq from over two miles, 3,540 meters in total, away. “The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 meters,” the group announced via The Globe and Mail. It reportedly took 10 seconds for the bullet to reach its target. 

A military source disclosed that the shot “disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces.” RELATED: It was a normal day on the lake until a screamin’ bald eagle intervened — and it was all caught on slow-motion video “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,” they added. 

According to Newsweek, British sniper Craig Harrison previously held the record for the longest confirmed kills when he shot a target in Afghanistan at 2,475 meters in 2009. Three spots of the top five longest confirmed kills are held by British snipers, including an unnamed British military sniper.

1 comment:

  1. Story is from 2017, not 2018.
    Still very cool though.

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