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Canadian sniper shattered world record, killing ISIS fighter from 2 miles away —Report

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sniper and his observers. Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira, AFP/Getty Images)
A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from
more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper
kill in military history.
According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, the gun
specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from
a high-rise during an operation within the past 30 days.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic
State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source — who requested
anonymity because the unit’s operations are classified — told the paper.
“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 3,450-meter shot, which took about 10 seconds to reach
its target, was independently verified by a video camera and other data, the
source said.
The prior record was held by a British sniper, Craig
Harrison, who in 2009 shot a Taliban gunner from 2,475 meters, or about a mile
and a half, away during an operation in Afghanistan, USAToday said.
According to Newsweek, Canada has been involved in the war
against ISIS since 2014, with the new government of Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau government expanding the number of Canadian special forces involved in
training missions with Kurdish Peshmerga forces from 69 to 207.
U.S. Sergeant Bryan Kremer has the longest confirmed sniper
kill shot by a U.S. soldier, the Globe and Mail reported. He killed an Iraqi
insurgent from 2,300 meters in 2004.
Joint Task Force troops are primarily tasked with
counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue, the paper said. The
unit’s snipers are members of Canadian Special Operations Regiment.
According to the source quoted by Globe and Mail, snipers
usually work with an observer.
“Canada has a world-class sniper system,” the source told
the paper. “It is not just a sniper. They work in pairs. … This is a skill set
that only a very few people have.”
They also have to account for wind speed and the increasing
downward motion of the bullet as it loses speed over such a long distance.
“You have to adjust for him firing from a higher location
downward and as the round drops you have to account for that,” the source told
the paper. “And from that distance you actually have to account for the
curvature of the Earth.”

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