Why is he curious about his enemy's identity in The Sniper?

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Both the characters in the story put up a good fight.  One man on each roof, each fighting for their beliefs and their lives; the narrator can tell that the other man is experienced.  It is human nature to look at what we have conquered.  Think of hunters posing with the animals they have killed.  The narrator knows that in this civil war, his enemy could be someone that he has seen or known.  He wants to see who he has conquered.