first published on June 22, 2017 by Josh
A sniper from Joint Task Force 2 just made an Earth shattering kill shot against a Daesh fighter from a high rise building. The shot is reported to have been at a range of 3.5 kilometers, and the round took ten seconds to impact with its target. The sniper was working in a conventional fashion with a spotter, and the kill shot was made with the Canadian military issued McMillan TAC-50 rifle. The shot was at such a range, that it actually halted an Islamic State advance completely, as the fighters on the ground must have thought the hammer of God himself was falling down onto their position.
This kill shot defeats the old record, set by British sniper Craig Harrison, who shot and killed a Taliban attacker from 2,475 meters in 2009 using a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle, by over one full kilometer.
Canadian Forces are currently a part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Their operation is called IMPACT, and the overall mission is to support the Iraqi troops and government in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by providing special operations troops to advise and assist on the ground, as well as limited air support for Iraqi ground missions in the form of re-supply and reconnaissance. Canadian sources say that they have verified the kill, and the entire event was recorded. We are currently scraping our sources to find this footage, and when we do, you can bet that we’ll get it out to you.
This shot was made at a time that the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced plans to decrease the overall number of special forces on the ground conducting active combat operations, while increasing the number of CAF members who are tasked with training and assisting local forces.
Below is an audio clip from Craig Harrison’s book The Longest Kill. Hopefully this short clip will give you some sort of insight into what the unnamed Canadian JTF-2 Operator was feeling when he made this shot.