Oct 13, 2014

Canada Brings '6-pack Strategy' to Air Campaign Against Islamic State in Iraq

Canadian lawmakers have approved sending up to six CF-18 fighter aircraft to participate in airstrikes in Iraq, along with one CC-150 aerial refueling tanker, two CP-14 Aurora surveillance aircraft and one airlift aircraft, according to the Canadian prime minister’s office.
The motion approved this week by the House of Commons authorizes up to 69 soldiers with the Canadian army to advise and assist Iraqi security forces with a “non-combat role.”
Currently, Canadian airstrikes will only take place in Iraq.
Canada’s participation with airstrikes in Iraq will free up U.S. aircraft for use in Syria. Historically, Canada has deployed six aircraft to support joint operations.

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