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Canadian sniper kills an Islamic State fighter from more than 2 miles away, a record shot

Canadian sniper kills an Islamic State fighter from more than 2 miles away, a record shot

Imagine taking a rifle to the end zone of a football field, peering through your scope at a target 38 football fields away, then squeezing the trigger and hitting that target. That’s a two-mile shot.

If you’re in Los Angeles, that’s like shooting from the roof of Staples Center and hitting a target at the L.A. Coliseum. In Las Vegas, it would be like making a shot from the MGM Grand to the Wynn.

That’s what a Canadian sniper accomplished in Iraq when he killed an Islamic State fighter from a distance of 3,540 meters, or almost 2.2 miles, setting a record for the longest kill shot in military history.

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command released a statement...

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