True Pundit

Security World

Sniper Hits ISIS Fighter Over 2 Miles Away, Shatters World Record

Follow on FacebookFollow on Twitter

A Canadian special forces sniper broke the world record for longest confirmed kill after hitting an Islamic State fighter in Iraq at a distance of more than two miles, Canadian media reports.

The sniper was reportedly perched on top of a high rise building in Iraq and disrupted an active ISIS attack.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a Canadian military source told The Globe And Mail. “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.”

Washington Post military writer Thomas Gibbons-Neff noted Thursday that several snipers were doubtful of the Canadian military’s claim.

The Canadian Army, however, shared The Globe And Mail piece that originally reported the shot in a possible implicit confirmation.

The previous sniper world record stood at approximately 1.5 miles after a British sniper hit a Taliban gunman in Afghanistan in 2009.

Canada has approximately a few hundred special operations forces in Iraq assisting the Iraqi Security Forces in the fight against ISIS. Canada is a member of the U.S. anti-ISIS coalition and has flown hundreds of air missions in both Iraq and Syria.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Follow on FacebookFollow on Twitter

  • Smeaghoul

    The pic at the bottom is a C-6 GPMG, its not a sniper rifle…

  • Sir_Tanly

    Who are you trying to fool? That’s obviously an AR-22 with an assault helmet. You can tell by the black shoulder and handle thingies. 🙂

  • Smeaghoul

    I just retired from the Canadian forces in Oct after 20 years of service and that is a C-6 GPMG, just look at the belt fed 7.62 mm rounds.