Canada says fighter jets make first strike against ISIL

Two Canadian CF-18 jets attacked ISIL targets with laser-guided bombs in the vicinity of Fallujah, Iraq in a four-hour mission before returning safely to base

Canada says fighter jets make first strike against ISIL

World Bulletin/News Desk

Canadian fighter jets have made their first combat strike since joining a campaign against ISIL fighters in Iraq last month, Canada's defence minister said on Sunday.

Two Canadian CF-18 jets attacked ISIL targets with laser-guided bombs in the vicinity of Fallujah, Iraq in a four-hour mission before returning safely to base, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement.

Canada's Conservative government early last month announced Canadian fighter jets would take part in U.S.-led air strikes against ISIL militants operating in Iraq for up to six months.

The decision to join the campaign was followed last month by fatal attacks on two soldiers in Canada.

One Canadian soldier was shot on Oct. 22 while standing guard at an Ottawa war memorial by a man who then charged into the Parliament building. Two days earlier, another man rammed two soldiers with his car near Montreal, killing one.

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