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Canadian sniper sets new world military record

International | The successful kill of an ISIS militant covered more than 2 miles
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/23/17, 11:35 am

IRAQ: A Canadian sniper in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history—at a staggering distance of 3,540 meters, or 2.1 miles. The member of Joint Task Force 2 used a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle in killing an ISIS militant within the past month, according to the Canadian Armed Forces. The bullet reportedly took less than 10 seconds to reach its target.

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Associated Press/Photo by Amr Nabil

Saudi King appoints his son as successor

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/21/17, 10:21 am

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday deposed his nephew and named his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as his successor. The new crown prince was second in line to the throne and is set to become the country’s youngest king. Mohammed bin Salman previously served as the country’s defense minister and spearheaded the Saudi-led war in Yemen. He has named his son as his replacement. Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, 57, who was first in line to the throne, led the oil-rich kingdom’s crackdown on Islamic militants. He also worked closely with Western security and intelligence agencies.

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Associated Press/Photo by Emilio Morenatti

Manchester bomber likely traveled to Syria

International | ISIS promises further attacks on ‘worshipers of the Cross’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/24/17, 12:55 pm

BRITAIN’s threat level has been raised to “critical” after a suicide bombing at a Manchester concert killed 22 and wounded at least 59. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and promised further attacks “on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies.”

An explanation of the ISIS claim of responsibility.

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