Canada will expand anti-ISIS bombing campaign to Syria: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to expand its mission against Islamic State militants by sending fighter bombers to attack targets in Syria as well as Iraq, two well placed political sources said on Monday.

The expansion means Canada is set to become only the second nation after the United States to bomb the militants in Syria.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will formally announce the plan at 10 am eastern time (1400 GMT) on Tuesday, the sources said. He will also announce that Canada intends to extend its six-month military mission by another year to April 2016.

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  • WalterBannon

    Canada should expand its mission against Islamic State militants by sending fighter bombers to attack targets at 1600 Pennsylvania ave

  • Jay Currie

    No one deserves bombing more than IS. Whether Canada rather than Saudi or Jordan or the UAE should be doing that bombing is an open question.

  • Good

  • Doug Kursk

    I have no doubt that there are Canadian Special Forces inside Syria as we speak..

  • Minicapt

    Better there, than here.

    Cheers

  • Gary

    No shock that the NDP wants us to pull out and let ISIS behead more babies and rape women.
    Taliban Jack would cater to his Afghan Muslim population on Danforth ave. , and now the NDP keeps their stance to support the islamists.