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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Canada in Syria: CF-18's Conduct First Strike in Syria

DND today informed Canadians that two RCAF CF-18's conducted their first air strikes against ISIS in Syria.

Two CF-18's  used precision-guided munitions to strike an ISIS garrison near Ar Raqqah, Syria. Following the strike, the CF-18s returned safely to their base in Kuwait.

A total of 10 coalition aircraft, including 6 from the US were involved in today's strikes.

DND also released that while this was the first air strike - it was not the first air sortie. Three previous sorties have been flown over Syria.