Canada Conducts First Air Strike in Syria

Canada's Defense Department said on Wednesday that Canadian armed forces conducted their first air strike in Syria since the government expanded the scope of its military mission against Islamic State last month. Two Canadian CF-18s were involved in the air strike against an Islamic State garrison, the government said. Ten coalition aircraft were involved, including six from the United States. Canada has around 70 special forces troops in northern Iraq and six Canadian jets are taking part in U.S.-led bombing attacks against Islamic State in Iraq.

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