Thursday, April 2, 2015

Canada in Iraq: RCAF CF-18's Conduct 6 Airstrikes against ISIS


According to the DND Technical Briefing, updating Canada's mission in Iraq and Syria today - RCAF CF-18's have conducted an additional 6 airstrikes in Iraq since the last update.

On March 24, 2015 - Two CF-18's targeted a vehicle born IED, and a Heavy Engineering Equipment being used by ISIS forces.

On March 29, 2015 - CF-18's coordinated two strikes on ISIS weapons cashes near Fallujah, Iraq.

On March 30, 2015 - CF-18's bombed ISIS fighting positions in support of Iraqi ground forces who where under heavy enemy fire. The airstrikes allowed Iraqi's to complete their ground mission.

On March 31, 2015 - CF-18's bombed ISIS fighting positions west of Mosul, Iraq.

To date, 54 airstrikes have been conducted by RCAF CF-18s in Iraq.

The CAF says that it has not yet conducted any sorties over Syria, and are still in the planning stages with Coalition forces.

Kuwait. 9 November 2014 – A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter jet in Kuwait taxis to takeoff for a morning mission over Iraq during Operation IMPACT. (Photo IS2014-7535-02 by Canadian Forces Combat Camera, DND)
A RCAF CF-18 taxis before take off for a mission above Iraq, as part of Operation IMPACT - November 2014
Photo: CF Combat Camera 

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