Sniper sets world record killing ISIS fighter from 2.2 miles away

(AP photo)

OTTAWA, Canada(KWQC) – A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq recently broke the world record for longest confirmed kill shot in military history.

The shot traveled an astonishing 3,540 meters, or about 2.2 miles, before reaching its target – killing an ISIS insurgent in Iraq sometime in the past month, according to a report by The Globe and Mail.

The feat shattered the previous record by more than half a mile and required the bullet to travel approximately 10 seconds before reaching its target.

From 2.2 miles away, the sniper had to actually factor in the curvature of the Earth when taking aim, not to mention a swirling wind and elevation difference given the shooter was in a high-rise building.

The shooter was using the McMillan TAC50-C rifle.

The Globe and Mail reports a “military insider,” speaking of the shot, said, “This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equaled.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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