Feb 21, 2015

Canadian jets destroyed Islamic State bomb factory

The military says Canadian CF-18 fighter jets conducted a single attack in Iraq last week, leading a coalition strike that destroyed a factory making improved explosive devices last Friday.
Since the Canadian mission began last fall, CF-18s have flown 328 missions.
A Canadian Polaris tanker aircraft has flown 82 sorties and delivered more than two million kilograms of fuel to coalition aircraft and CP-140 Aurora has flown another 91 missions, bringing the total number of Canadian sorties to 501.
Canada has also deployed up 69 special forces advisers in northern Iraq, who took along vehicles and other specialized equipment.

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