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Monday, November 16, 2015

Canada in Iraq: CF-18's Strike ISIS after Paris Attack

In the wake of the Paris attacks, where 129 people have been confirmed killed, and more than 300 injured, the US-led Coalition carried out a number of airstrikes against ISIS, and I am proud to report Canadian CF-18s played a part in these strikes (although a relatively small part)

According to a release from DND, On 15 November, while taking part in coalition airstrikes in support of Iraqi security forces offensive operations, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIS fighting position southeast of Haditha, Iraq using precision guided munitions.

An RCAF CF-18 takes off from its airbase in Kuwait, heading on a mission over Iraq. Photo: CAF Combat Camera