The Canadian sniper who set a world record by hitting an Islamic State fighter from 2.2 miles away prevented a potential ISIS attack with the gunshot, a Canadian Special Forces official said.
ISIS terrorists were preparing to attack an unsuspecting Iraqi military unit when the Canadian sniper shot the fighter which sent the rest of the terror group running for cover and prevented an oncoming attack, according to The Canadian Press.
“This attack was massing unbeknownst to our partner forces, because it was happening very quickly in a very dynamic sort of environment,” Brigadier General Peter Dawe said. “And so our team was able to engage, and not only successfully that particular enemy fighter, but pre-empt a mass attack. So that’s a significant achievement.”
The sniper, from the countrys Joint Task Force 2, hit the ISIS terrorist at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet, beating out the previous record of 3,280 feet set by a British sniper.
Dawe wouldnt elaborate on the sniper shot, explaining that information going public could endanger the lives of Canadian soldiers in Iraq, according to the news outlet.