Canada is staying within the struggle in opposition to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant for some other 12 months.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan introduced this afternoon that Canada will stay as much as 850 troops in Iraq and the encircling area till subsequent March.
The extension comes handiest sooner or later prior to the venture, which started in October 2014, used to be set to finish.
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It additionally coincides with rising issues about Iran’s affect in Iraq, with Tehran backing a lot of Shia armed forces teams.
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The ones teams, that have in large part displaced ISIL as the primary danger in Iraq, have stepped up assaults on Western forces in contemporary months.
The Liberal govt in the past set a cap of 850 troops for the venture a number of years in the past, however Canada have been slowly chickening out troops from the area during the last 12 months.
Sajjan didn’t point out whether or not the drawdown will if truth be told be reversed, nor did he be offering different main points at the particular make-up of the venture, which incorporates particular forces troops and army running shoes.
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