Special Forces Sniper Hit ISIS Fighter From 2 MILES Away In Longest Kill Shot In History
A special forces sniper has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill in military history by picking off an ISIS fighter from an astounding 11,319 feet. The extraordinary shot by a Canadian Joint Task Force 2 member, which was from 2.14 miles away, smashed the record held by Briton Craig Harrison, who killed a Taliban soldier with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle at a range of 1.54 miles in 2009.
The record-breaking shot was fired from a McMillan TAC-50 rifle from a high-rise tower in Iraq last month and was recorded on video. The unbelievable kill shot took 10 full seconds to travel the 2.14 miles where it took down an ISIS fighter who was attacking Iraqi soldiers.
“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”
“This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equaled,” a military insider told The Globe and Mail. “Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was.”