Sunday, July 2, 2017

Remember When Refusal of Canada to Fight in Iraq was a Sign of Bush's Incompetence?

Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria.
The objective: To figure out the good guys from the bad so Iraqi military forces and coalition aircraft can attack.
High atop a rocky hilltop Monday, two Canadian soldiers sat in a makeshift bunker located more than a kilometre behind the frontline between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
One bearded soldier looked through a high-powered viewfinder, scanning the small community that lay below, while the other took notes. A camera sat between them in case something interesting appeared.
When the first Canadian soldiers arrived in the country in September 2014, their mission was to help train the Peshmerga to stop and hold back a confident and, until then, undefeated ISIL horde.
Glad to see our closest allies taking ISIS seriously.

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