Canadians may be very upset about this news, and most especially Prime Minister Trudeau, but it is an amazing feat all the same.
When the Canadian special ops are abroad assisting Iraqi military forces repel insurgent foes, they rely on specialty tactics of distance support.
Distance support means they are assisting the Iraqis not by direct combat, but by observing their operations from a distance and providing suppressive fire.
That suppressive fire is in the form of sniper cover and someone on Canadian special operations just made an incredible shot.
In fact, it’s so impressive that some might call it “the shot heard round the world.”
“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 3,540 metres.
‘The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres,’ the forces said in a statement.
‘For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.’
The elite sniper was using 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.
‘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.’
A military insider added that it’s such an amazing record that it “might never be equaled.”
That’s a heck of a shot and one that will probably stand for a long, long time. The fact that the shot took nearly ten seconds to hit its mark is something to marvel at all by itself!
And once again, we see why skilled military soldiers with superior weaponry are no match for ISIS…we just have to push forward and allow the military to do its JOB.
Source: The Globe and Mail