Sniper Sets A World Record Hitting ISIS Fighter 2.2 Miles Away And Disrupts Deadly ISIS Operation
A Canadian sniper has set a world record by hitting an ISIS fighter with a fatal shot who was approximately 2.2 miles away.
The Canadian Military declined to identify the sniper, in an attempt to protect the shooter’s identity, but did confirm the details of the remarkable shot.
“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.”
The sniper was roughly 3,540 meters and, according to the Globe and Mail, was taken from a high rise building in Iraq.
The weapon used was a TAC-50 sniper rifle.
The shot was reportedly a move to disrupt an ISIS operation that was already in progress, and was a chosen method of attack because it was more precise than an overhead air strike.
Snipers need more than just a long history of playing Call of Duty to be good at their job as the skill also requires a keen intelligence, awareness, and a proficiency with mathematics.
The sniper utilized a spotter, whose measurements to would account for wind speeds, wind directions throughout the bullet’s course, and the bullet trajectory from a higher position.
The bullet traveled almost 10 seconds before it found its mark.
The Canadian Military announced that it had video evidence that confirmed the long-distance kill, but refused to release the video to the general public.
The previous record for the longest kill-shot came from British sniper Craig Harrison who killed a Taliban soldier at a distance of 2475 meters.
Prior to that, the record was held by another Canadian sniper named Rob Furlong who took out an enemy combatant at 2430 meters.
The long distance attacks are merely further proof that ISIS has chosen the wrong Western World to pick a fight with, as the retaliatory attacks are hitting them before they are even aware of them.
Source: Fox News
Source: The Globe and Mail