YES! Chalk up another one for the good guys!
Last week, we brought you the story of the badass Canadian sniper who had just set the world sniping record. According to reports, a sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a distance of 11,614 feet. Talk about a big swingin’ d*ck.
Well, not only did this guy ice an evil ISIS son of a bitch from two miles away, but he simultaneously prevented an attack, too.
via Fox News:
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.
“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 unidentified (obviously) sniper, who is a part of the country’s Joint Task Force 2, hit the ISIS terrorist at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet, OBLITERATING the previous record of 3,280 feet set by British sniper Craig Harrison, who who killed a Taliban soldier with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle at a range of from 8,120 feet away in 2009.
While Dawe could not explain further details about the shot, as it would endanger the lives of Canadian soliders still fighting in Iraq, he did say: “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.”
So shout out to Canada for helping us fight the good fight against the evil in the world. Who would of thought they had the world’s best sniper? Hockey sniper (as in goals), sure, but not a real sniper.
Thanks, Canada. America and the rest of the world owes you a beer for that one.