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Friday, November 13, 2015

Canada in Iraq: RCAF Targets ISIS in Fight to retake Sinjar

While Justin Trudeau said that plans for the RCAF's withdrawal from the Air campaign in Iraq will be available in the coming weeks; the RCAF was part of the wider coalition fight to retake Sinjar, Iraq from ISIS. CF-18's struck two ISIS positions in the fight yesterday.

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In a release from DND, on 12 November 2015, while taking part in coalition airstrikes in support of Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Forces operations to clear ISIS from Sinjar and seize portions of a significant ISIS supply route between Ar Raqqah, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIS ammunition cache in the vicinity of Sinjar and an ISIS fighting position in the vicinity of Tal Afar using precision guided munitions.