CANADA: ‘ Conducts First-Air Strike into Syria Targeting Islamic State ‘

#AceWorldNews – CANADA:April.09: The Royal Canadian Air Force has conducted its first airstrike in Syria, following government’s decision to extend Canada’s contribution to US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), the country’s Defense Department said on Wednesday.

“This first airstrike under the expanded mandate demonstrates our government’s firm resolve to tackle the threat of terrorism against Canada and to promote international security and stability,” Minister of National Defense Jason Kenney said in a statement.

Two Canadian CF-18s joined other US aircraft in the airstrike, which targeted IS garrison near Ar Raqqah, Syria, with the use of precision-guided munitions.

Back in March, the Canadian government extended its mission by another year and allowed the air force to bomb IS targets inside Syria.



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