MOSUL, IRAQ - JUNE 22: A view of Mosul's Old City through an Iraqi forces sniper hole in the wall of a frontline position in Adedat, a neighbourhood in the Old City of west Mosul, the last area of the city under Islamic State control, June 22, 2017. Iraqi forces have encountered stiff resistance with improvised explosives, car bombs, heavy mortar fire and snipers hampering their advance. (Photo by Martyn Aim/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday praised a special forces sniper who set a record-setting shot last month, killing an Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighter from over two miles away.
A mere 10 seconds elapsed between the soldier pulling the trigger of his McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle on a high-rise in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the bullet striking its target: an ISIS fighter ready to ambush Iraqi security forces.
The member of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 perfectly judged wind conditions, angles and time delay in the May operation. By all accounts, it was the shot of his life and Trudeau lauded his efforts.
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“What happened there is,…something to be celebrated for the excellence of the Canadian Forces in their training and their performance of their duties, but also something…entirely consistent with what Canadians expect our forces to be doing as part of …
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