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Canadian sniper takes out ISIS fighter from 2 miles away

Canadian sniper takes out ISIS fighter from 2 miles away
Posted at 6:17 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 15:46:05-04

(RNN) - The Canadian Special Operations Command has confirmed that a sniper “hit a target” from a distance of more than 2 miles. The victim was an Islamic State fighter in Iraq, the BBC reports.

 

A Canadian special forces sniper took the shot from a tall building in what is thought to be a record distance for a sniper kill. It is estimated that the bullet traveled for about 10 seconds before hitting its target.  

The shot by the Canadian soldier prevented an ISIS attack on Iraqi soldiers, the Globe and Mail newspaper reports.

The Canadian Special Forces statement on the deadly shot did not say where and when the attack took place. A McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle was used in the shot that the Globe report said was verified by video and other data. 

The previous record distance for a successful sniper shot was held by British marksman Craig Harrison, who hit a Taliban terrorist from 2,475 meters (1.54 miles) in 2009, the Globe said.  

At long distances snipers even have to take into account the impact of the wind, the reports said. 

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