Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Canadians in contact

Yesterday in Iraq elements of the Canadian infantry while in a training and planning session with Kurdish and Iraqi units came under fire by ISIS forces.

Brigadier General Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command] said the Canadians used sniper fire and “neutralized” the machine gun and mortar without taking any casualties.
“My troops had completed a planning session with senior Iraqi leaders several kilometers behind the front lines,” Rouleau said. “When they moved forward to confirm the planning at the front lines in order to visualize what they had discussed over a map, they came under immediate and effective mortar and machine gun fire.”
The general said that while Canadian soldiers are not participating in active combat, they have the right to fire back if fired upon.

Good on the Canucks.

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