Canadian Sniper Takes Out ISIS Terrorist From Over 2 Miles Away
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 22, 2017,
Jun 22, 2017, 19:59
A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report. "There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the show was".
Video footage and data backed up the kill, the Globe and Mail reported.
The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq.
That same source believed the record shot might never be equalled.
"It is at the distance where you have to account not just for the ballistics of the round, which change over time and distance, you have to adjust for wind, and the wind would be swirling".
It's a shot that has stunned the military world, and, if confirmed, would shatter the current world record for a kill shot in military combat by nearly a kilometre. Due to the classified nature of their work, the Canadian government rarely comments on their operations.
JTF2 special forces are primarily tasked with counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue. The identity of the sniper and his observer was kept anonymous for operational security reasons.
While Canada pulled its fighter jets out of Iraq in 2016, the country has boosted its number of soldiers there to train, advise and back up Iraq security forces.
The military confirmed the far-reaching hit, but declined to provide details about the kill. The Canadian commandos are not supposed to get involved in direct combat. That's more than 1,000 meters - or more than half a mile - farther than the previous world record of 2,475 meters, according to The Globe and Mail.