That epic Canadian sniper that recently killed an ISIS operative from 3.5 kilometers is even more of a hero now.
Brig. Gen. Peter Dawe revealed in a statement that the sniper’s record-setting shot managed to prevent an ISIS attack.
“This attack was massing unbeknownst to our partner forces, because it was happening very quickly in a very dynamic sort of environment,” Dawe said, according to Global News Canada. “And so our team was able to engage, and not only successfully [down] that particular enemy fighter, but pre-empt a mass attack. So that’s a significant achievement.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to the outlet, many have reacted with praise and disbelief upon hearing the amazing distance that the sniper was able to confirm a kill.
“NDP Leader Tom Mulcair used the incident to rekindle previous allegations that the government has lied about whether Canadian troops are actually fighting a combat mission in Iraq,” the outlet reported.
However others, even liberals like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau complimented the military excellence displayed by the shot, even as he insisted the Canadian military’s mission in Iraq is non-combat in nature.
According to Dawe, the sniper was following the procedure and parameters of the mission, which included “shooting to defend friendly forces when needed.”
Dawe’s also maintained that “Canadian troops are not leading offensive operations.”
“But when you’re advising and assisting, it’s exactly what those two terms would suggest. To assist effectively means to also look after the partner forces with whom you’re working,” he said.
Credit to that brave sniper from the north, he deserves recognition for such an awesome feat.
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