Canada will cease to participate in airstrikes against the Islamic state in late February

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced on Monday, February 8, about the decision by 22 February to terminate the participation of the air force in air strikes on the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Iraq and Syria.

According to Western media, in Ottawa at the same time decided to leave in the middle East region to help in the fight against the «is» two reconnaissance aircraft and aircraft tanker, reports «Interfax».

In addition, the canadian military command intends to significantly increase the number of military trainers, providing assistance to the Kurdish militias in Northern Iraq. Currently there are 70 canadian instructors, however, now decided to increase this number to about 200.

Note that Trudeau reported that they had completed the mission in the middle East in October 2015, immediately after winning the elections.

Recall that the canadian mission against the Islamic state as part of a coalition started in October 2014. At the end of March 2015, the canadian Parliament voted to extend the country’s participation in international operations to combat ISIL, as well as for supporting allies in Syria.

Canada has allocated for the needs of the coalition’s six F-18 fighters, two reconnaissance aircraft CP-140 Aurora and one aircraft tanker Airbus CC-150 Polaris. In addition, to ensure the air mission to the middle East profit 600 troops. The canadian contingent stationed at the airbase in Kuwait.

In Iraq together with U.S. aircraft engaged in combat planes from Australia, the UK, Jordan, Canada, the Netherlands and France, in Syria — Australia, Bahrain, Jordan, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and France.

Canada will cease to participate in airstrikes against the Islamic state in late February 09.02.2016

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