Canadian Sniper Breaks World Record for Longest Confirmed Kill Shot

Hit Iraqi target at distance of more than two miles away.

June 23, 2017 5:00 am
Canadian Sniper Breaks World Record for Longest Kill Shot in Iraq
A Canadian sniper team scan the landscape during an Afghan-led operation to arrest suspected Taliban operating in the Panjwayi district of southern Kandahar province, supported by Coalition forces, 28 April 2006. (John D. McHugh/AFP/Getty Images)

Whoa, Canada. A Canadian special forces sniper has broken a world record for longest confirmed kill shot in Iraq, per The Globe and Mail.

Sources told the newspaper that last month, a member of Canada’s Joint Task Force 2—a highly classified branch of the Canadian Armed Forces—hit an ISIS target from a distance of 2.14 miles. The sniper was perched atop a high-rise building, and the kill shot took a full 10 seconds to reach its victim. The record-breaking kill was verified by multiple sources.

The anonymous military source also noted that the shot helped disrupt an attack on Iraqi forces, and “instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, [the shot was] a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

The previous world record for a confirmed kill shot was held by British sniper Craig Harrison, who hit target from 1.5 miles away in 2009.

Who is Joint Task Force 2? Find out in the short video below.

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