The city council is now boosting the number of sniper squads to 40, officials said.
A sniper shot him in the upper left arm, at sunrise, just outside Fallujah.
The building is said to have been screened for bombs and checked for protection from sniper attack.
He was leading the way to the opposite corner when he was mortally wounded by a sniper.
Five people were killed, some by sniper fire, some at closer range.
I had no rifle worse luck, and when I found a sniper they had gone.
Then a German sniper with his gun climbed up on the platform.
But poetic memories soon faded before a sniper's bullet from a very near Austrian outlook.
There was a German sniper in the same patch so they began to stalk each other.
"This is a sniper nest built by the Confederates," he guessed.
"sharpshooter; one who shoots from a hidden place," 1824, agent noun from snipe (v.). The birds were considered a challenging target for an expert shooter:
Snipe Shooting is a good trial of the gunner's skill, who often engages in this diversion, without the assistance of a dog of any kind; a steady pointer, however, is a good companion. ["Sportsman's Calendar," London, December 1818]
long-billed marsh bird, early 14c., from Old Norse -snipa in myrisnipa "moor snipe;" perhaps a common Germanic term (cf. Old Saxon sneppa, Middle Dutch snippe, Dutch snip, Old High German snepfa, German Schnepfe "snipe," Swedish snäppa "sandpiper"), perhaps originally "snipper." The Old English name was snite, which is of uncertain derivation. An opprobrious term (cf. guttersnipe) since c.1600.
"shoot from a hidden place," 1773 (among British soldiers in India), in reference to hunting snipe as game, from snipe (n.). Figurative use from 1892. Related: Sniped; sniping.
[origin obscure, although apparently these, along with several other slang uses, both British and US, all refer somehow to the long-billed bird and its habits]