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A sniper is a military/paramilitary marksman who engages targets from positions of concealment or at far-off distances where they cannot be detected easily. Snipers generally have specialized training and are equipped with high-precision rifles and high-magnification optics, and often also serve as scouts/observers feeding tactical information back to their units or command headquarters.

In addition to long-range and high-grade marksmanship, military snipers are trained in a variety of special operation techniques like detection, stalking, target range estimation methods, camouflage, field craft, infiltration, special reconnaissance and observation, surveillance and target acquisition.

Generally, a sniper's primary function in modern warfare is to provide detailed surveillance from a concealed position and, if necessary, to reduce the enemy's combat ability by neutralizing high-value targets and in the process pinning down and demoralizing the enemy.
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  1. Snipers always position themselves from afar or   .

  2. Rifles are intended to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over   .

  3. When a sniper "neutralizes" a target, this means   .

  4. One of the sniper's tasks is to   the enemies for them to lose confidence .

  5. Specifically, a sniper must be   .


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  1. Is a sniper's job an easy one? Why? Why not?

  2. What does it take to be a sniper?


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