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World record: Canadian sniper kills ISIS militant from 2.1 miles away

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A Canadian sniper has set a new world record in military history when he shot an ISIS militant in Iraq from 3,450 meters or approximately 2.14 miles distance, Canada’s Department of National Defense has recently confirmed.

“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of the Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target from 3,450 meters,” the Department of National Defense confirmed in a statement to the local Global News.

It added: “For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners, we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.”

The Globe and Mail newspaper, meanwhile, reported that the shot was fired from a high-rise building in the Iraqi city of Mosul using a McMillan TAC-50 rifle and hit the target - a stationary fighter standing in front of a wall.

The new long-distance shot shatters a 2009 record held by British Corporal Craig Harrison in Afghanistan at 2,263 meters.

So far, Canadian soldiers claim three of the top five longest confirmed shots ever recorded in the history of warfare, the report said.