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Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq | The Globe and Mail
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Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq | The Globe and Mail

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres.

Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source, who stressed the operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission.

Source: Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq – The Globe and Mail