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CF-18s attack Islamic State position in Iraq

An Air Weapons Systems Technician and a pilot inspect a CF-18 Hornet fighter jet before the next mission at Camp Patrice Vincent during Operation Impact on January 14, 2015. OP Impact / DND


November 2, 2015 by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen


The Canadian Forces announced that on October 30, two CF-18s used precision guided munitions to hit Islamic State positions. The airstrike was carried out in support of Iraqi security forces near Tal Afar.


Other recent raids include:

On 23 October, two CF-18s hit and Islamic State ammunition cache and fighting position northwest of Ramadi.

On 21 October, two CF-18 Hornets attacked an Islamic State fighting position west of Ramadi.

On 20 October, two CF-18 Hornets successfully bombed an Islamic State staging area northeast of Tal Afar.


Military spokesman Capt. Kirk Sullivan sent an email to my Citizen colleague Lee Berthiaume noting that the bombing mission “continues for the time being under the mandate approved by Parliament.” He added that the Canadian Armed Forces “stand ready to implement government direction when it comes.”

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