Meet The 62 Year Old Iraqi Sniper With 173 Confirmed ISIS Kills
A 62 year old Iraqi sniper has wracked-up a whopping 173 confirmed ISIS kills and that’s not all, this old man has also fought in 5 wars. Iraqi sniper Abu Tahseen joined the Popular Mobilization Units as a volunteer in May 2015 to defend his homeland . The old Iraqi who has fought in five wars claims he has wiped out 173 ISIS jihadis in Iraq in less than a year. The video below shows him allegedly taking aim at a jihadi sniper, then shooting him dead. He claims to be so accurate that ISIS militants are afraid to walk up his mountain. Footage shows the grey-bearded Abu Tahseen allegedly shooting and hitting a militant from the mountains in Iraq he is defending with his deadly aim.
He has been fighting since May 2015 and tells the camera he has already killed 173 militants, although the number could have risen significantly since it was filmed in December. The pensioner, who has bullets longer than his fingers strapped to his belt, talks about what his powerful weapon does to his targets, saying it ‘pushes him back one meter before putting him down’. He talks proudly about how militants fear the area he defends with his gun, pointing to the miles of wide open space below, saying: ‘You see this area – I guarantee to god no-one would come up it’
Mr Tahseen says he refuses to leave the spot, and when he was given a month off, he returned to defend it just 12 days later. He is one of a small army of volunteer fighters, many of whom have fought ISIS in Syria but returned to defend their homeland when the group gained a foothold in Iraq. As he explains his role in the conflict, Mr Tahseen, who has fought in the Yom Kippur war, Iran-Iraq war, Invasion of Kuwait, Gulf War, hears chatter on the radio. He then settles to take aim, and talks to his spotter has he looks down at the open ground below through his sights, and allegedly sees another sniper and his spotter.
‘He’s sitting next to him, right? or am I mistaken?,’ he says to his spotter, who agrees that he can see their heads showing. Mr Tahseen then peers though his sights, sitting deadly still, as he takes aim and presses the trigger, and tying to control the huge rifle’s massive kickback. The shot shakes the sniper, but he doesn’t remove his eye from the sights, watching for a few seconds until he sees the shot hit his target.