Canadian Sniper’s 3.5 km Shot In Iraq Shatters World Record For The Longest Confirmed Kill In History
A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces unit, the Canadian military’s answer to Seal Team Six, has smashed the world record for the longest confirmed kill.
The unnamed soldier killed an ISIS fighter from 3,540 meters away, the Canadian Armed Forces confirmed to VICE News. He took the shot from an apartment building somewhere in Iraq.
According to reports, the round was fired from a TAC-50 rifle from the top of a building. The sniper is a member of the elite JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2) special forces unit that is tasked with counter-terrorism and hostage rescue.
The previous record was held by British soldier Craig Harrison who shot and killed a Taliban militant at 2,475 meters away.
“This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equalled,” a military source said according to The Globe and Mail.
Since 2014 Canada has been in a war with ISIS. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since taking over the office has expanded the war against ISIS.