Report: Record-breaking sniper kills an ISIS fighter with two-mile shot

A Canadian sniper in Iraq shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill in military history after picking off a fighter for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) from a staggering distance.

According to Newsweek, his bullet traveled 3,450 meters -- more than two miles -- to reach its target in under 10 seconds.

And the record-breaking shot smashed the last longest-confirmed kill by almost 1,000 meters.

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The bullet was fired from a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, the Canadian military's standard long-range weapon, positioned on a high-rise tower.

Though sources told The Globe and Mail the identity of the sniper is being kept anonymous for security reasons, the soldier is said to be a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2, which is reportedly a part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group in Iraq.

"The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [ISIS] attack on Iraqi sources," a military source told The Globe and Mail. "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 away, the bad guys didn't have a clue what was happening."

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Canada's special forces have built a reputation for the high skill of their snipers, who have helped them to dominate the list of the world's longest confirmed kills carried out by snipers.

In fact, out of the top five longest confirmed sniper kills, three of them were by Canadian snipers.

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