Wali Canadian Sniper Longest Shot: Arrived In Ukraine Fought In Unit That Has World’s Longest Kill Fighting ISIS

Wali Canadian Sniper Longest Shot: A French-Canadian sniper who recently arrived in Ukraine served in the ISIS-fighting team with the world’s longest kill.

The marksman, known as ‘Wali,’ is said to have crossed the border from Poland into Ukraine after traveling all the way from his homeland.

Wali Canadian Sniper Longest Shot: Arrived In Ukraine Fought In Unit That Has World’s Longest Kill Fighting ISIS

Wali left his wife and baby kid in Canada to join the resistance after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for international soldiers.

The shooter, however, has previously been referred to as “one of the world’s top snipers.”

Wali Canadian Sniper Longest Shot: Arrived In Ukraine Fought In Unit That Has World’s Longest Kill Fighting ISIS

And there’s good reason for it, too.

According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail, in 2017 the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 is responsible for killing an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, which shattered the world record.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source, who requested anonymity because the unit’s operations are classified, told the paper.

“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 way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

The source said that the the 3,450-metre shot took about 10 seconds to reach its target.

The prior record was held by a British sniper, Craig Harrison, who in 2009 shot a Taliban gunner from 2,475 meters, or about a mile and a half, during an operation in Afghanistan.

Wail Overwhelmed By Warm Welcome Given To Him By Ukrainian People

Wali has now turned his attentions to Ukraine, where he hopes to defend the country from Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

While he wouldn’t confirm where he crossed the border, Wali told CBC News that he has been overwhelmed by the warm welcome given to him by Ukrainian people.

“They were so happy to have us,” he said. “It’s like we were friends right away.”

The Canadian soldier, who did a stint as a foreign fighter with the Kurdish forces battling Islamic State extremists in Iraq, said he couldn’t sit back and do nothing.

“I want to help them. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

“I have to help because there are people here being bombarded just because they want to be European and not Russian.”

His decision to fight with Ukraine’s foreign legion comes at a significant personal cost: he’ll miss his son’s first birthday this week.

Wali described it as the ‘hardest part’ of the decision to join the fight, adding his wife was opposed to the idea.

“You can imagine what she said and how she thinks,” Wali said.

But he said watching what was going on in Ukraine was like a firefighter hearing an alarm going off.

Who is sniper Wali?

The mysterious marksman is known only by the nickname ‘Wali’. His name translates to ‘protector’ or ‘guardian’ in Arabic.

40-year-old French-Canadian computer scientist had been working as a computer programmer in Canada when the war unfolded.

The elite Canadian sniper has served twice in the Afghanistan war during the operations in Kandahar between 2009 and 2011.

He earned the nickname ‘Wali’ during this time there as he started killing dozens of enemies with his sniper rifle.

Sniper Wali from the Royal Canadian 22nd Regiment made his reputation during tours in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

What makes ‘Wali’ so dangerous as a sniper?

There are many great snipers around the world but very few are famous and prefer staying anonymous.

A good sniper tends to get around 5-6 kills per day. A great sniper gets between 7-10, that’s part of the elite group of snipers.

Wali can provide up to 40 kills per day on a productive campaign. These numbers made him a legend among world’s military.

He has appeared on television shows and his face is known where ever he goes.