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Monday, February 8, 2016

Canada in Iraq: Four RCAF Airstrikes on ISIS in Ramadi

The first weekend of Feburary was a busy weekend for the RCAF in Iraq. In a press release on its OP IMPACT webpage, DND announced that on 6 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck ISIS heavy engineering equipment in the vicinity of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

Also on 6 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIS fighting position north of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

Previously on 5 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIS staging area and weapons cache in the vicinity of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

The announcement of these airstrikes comes as Prime Minister Trudeau announced that RCAF CF-18s will end airstrikes against ISIS on February 22, 2016.