The Canadian government is still figuring out how to further contribute to the Iraq mission. But in the meantime it has extended the Canadian military commitment to lead the Role 2 Medical Treatment Facility in Erbil, Iraq, until March 31, 2019. This extension is in response to a request from the United States, the Department of National Defence stated Monday.
|Erbil, Iraq. January 23, 2017 – Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel take part in a simulated patient training exercise at the Role 2 hospital in Erbil, Iraq. (Photo: Courtesy of Sgt Josephine Carlson, US Army)|
The current Canadian commitment to Iraq is the following: An air mobility Detachment comprised of a CC-150 Polaris aerial refueling aircraft and two CC-130J Hercules aircraft for tactical airlift; Tactical helicopters; A CAF-led Role 2 medical facility; Training, advising, and assisting Iraqi security forces; Intelligence support; and Support to NATO Training Capacity Building Iraq program.