Snipers play a critical role in the fight against ISIS in Mosul

USA Today:
This Iraqi sniper picks off ISIS fighters as they hide behind human shields

Yousef Ali peered through the scope of his Russian-made Dragunov sniper rifle. Through the small hole in the wall of an abandoned hotel, Ali saw the labyrinth of the Old City's narrow streets stretch before him.

Less than 300 yards away, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, prepared for another sneak attack, surrounded by civilian human shields. "The (ISIS fighters) are out there," said the 20-year-old Iraqi federal policeman, taking his eyes off the scope for a moment. "Just behind those buildings."
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I suspect that this is one of the reasons why American Sniper is still a huge hit in Iraq despite what the anti-war left would have you believe.

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