Abu Tahseen is an Iraqi veteran of five wars. After that many conflicts and at his age, no one would blame him if he simply enjoyed retirement, but that’s not how Tahseen is wired.
When ISIS invaded Iraq, the sniper returned to the battlefield. In less than a year, he has killed 174 ISIS fighters with his sniper rifle.
“I’m relaxed, my mind is relaxed. Last time they gave me a month off and after 12 days I came back,” Tahseen said.
According to American Military News, Tahseen fights for “Hashd Al-Shaabi militia – A Shia group. He currently is stationed in the Makhoul Mountains in North Baiji, Iraq.”
When he hits a target, Tahseen says, “I swear, I guarantee by God when he falls, this pushes him back a metre before putting him down.”
Watch him in action: