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.