We’re not sure this graphic from The Sun accurately portrays the path of the bullet, but nevertheless it’s quite a shot:
Canadian sniper killed ISIS suicide bomber from over 2.1 miles away, half a mile further than previous record. https://t.co/KDQ5k88aa5 pic.twitter.com/cpNrF8dqTx
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) June 22, 2017
Canada won’t release the name of the hero sniper, but they did say the shot disrupted an attack on the Iraqi military. From The Sun:A military source told theGlobe and Mail:The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces.
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 didnt have a clue what was happening.And keep in mind that the distance isn’t an estimate: