Al-Ahed Telegram
Sayyed Nasrallah: Resistance Arms Basis of Lebanon’s Security, Islamic-Christian Co-existence A Must ’Will Destroy Russian S-300 Missiles in Syria If Warplanes Are Targeted,’ ’Israel’ Claims Taliban «To Focus On Killing, Capturing» US Forces Brussels II: Syria Conference Day 2 Opens With Emphasis on Political Solution Putin: Several States Play into Hands of Terrorists Trump Wipes Dandruff Off Visiting French President Macron! Armenian Opposition Braces for New Protests amid Political Deadlock Zarif: Iran Will Likely Exit Nuclear Deal, If US Does So ’Iran Will Pay If It Restarts Nuclear Program,’ Trump after Meeting Macron UN Chief Calls for Urgent Probe into Crimes in Yemen #UK Minister: High Probability of A #Brexit Deal With #EU #Russia to Deliver New Air #Defense Systems to #Syria #Russian MoD: #OPCW Confirms Absence of Chemical Weapons in #Damascus Research Lab #Bahrain Judiciary Sets June 21st for the Trial of Sheikh #AliSalman Earthquake Hits Southeast #Turkey, Dozens Injured #Lavrov Says US Has No Intention To Leave #Syria Sayyed #Nasrallah: There has been a very negative atmosphere in #Jbeil and #Kiserwan nomination Sayyed #Nasrallah: Juan #Hbeish made a symbolic move that reflects mutual respect and the "key of #Jbeil and #Kiserwan" remains with President #Aoun and Patriarch al-#Rahi Sayyed Nasrallah: Every weapon carried by a #Christian in the villages of the northern #Bekaa is that of #resistance because it’s carried to protect his country Sayyed #Nasrallah: This #Resistance has liberated the country and contributed to protecting #Lebanon against the Zionist enemy and occupation
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Americas » Canada

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Canadian Troops Backing Coalition Fight in Iraq against Daesh
Local Editor

Canada is supporting the US-led coalition against Daesh [Arabic acronym for "ISIS" / "ISIL"] with training, intelligence and aviation support and medical assistance, Jordan Owens, a spokeswoman for Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, told Sputnik.

Canadian fighterjet

"Canada continues to support our coalition partners through efforts that include an expanded train, advise and assist mission with local security forces; intelligence capabilities; ongoing tactical aviation support; and further leading a Coalition Role 2 medical facility," Owens said Tuesday.

The Iraqi government, backed by coalition forces, launched an operation on Monday to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh.

Canada is a member of the 62-nation coalition and has provided significant capacity-building support for the Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops.

Earlier this month, Canadian Joint Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Bowes said Ottawa had intensified intelligence efforts to help the coalition target Daesh fighters and installations in Iraq.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadian forces will not conduct airstrikes.

Sajjan said in July that up to 60 additional medical personnel would deploy to Erbil to head coalition medical operations.

Source: Sputnik, Edited by website team

19-10-2016 | 09:43

Comment Title
Human Verification

News Coverage

Related News

To Top