Up to 27 civilians possibly killed by Canadian air strike: Pentagon papers

The allegation that Canadian warplanes killed civilians during a Jan. 21 air strike against Islamic State forces – information the military kept under wraps for seven months – came from Canada’s Kurdish allies in Iraq, documents show.

Newly released Pentagon records are shedding more light on an accusation against CF-18 fighter pilots first reported by The Globe and Mail last month. The Canadian military says it never investigated the matter because coalition forces found no evidence to support the charge.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Civilians always pay the price that’s the main reason Canada shouldn’t be doing what the the US does the world .

    • DD_Austin

      Yeah, we should be dropping nukes instead of pussyfooting around.

      There are no “civilians”

      • Clausewitz

        Daisy Cutters at least.

    • Islamists purposely place their military resources among the civilian population.

      This is their tactic. And they use it quite well.

      I do not believe the Canadian (or US) military purposely targeted civilians.

      If you do – where the hell would you most like to live? Syria or Canada?

      You are one sick wacko puppy.

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez

        If you hate them so much go over there and fight against them crackhead.

        • El Martyachi

          … kinda disappointed here. Ya missed a perfectly good opportunity to suggest ISIS sex bondage for female members of Bob’s family.

          • Maurixio Garciasanchez

            0) Waw I missed thanks brother .

        • If you like them so much, why don’t you go over and fight for them?

          Maybe you can get yourself a sex slave or two.

          That way you can prove you are a man, and show everyone how good Allah is.

    • Minicapt

      The price they ‘pay’ isn’t high enough, as the fighting continues. Perhaps your presence there would be salubrious.


  • andycanuck

    You can’t have it both ways crying over dead civilians and over dead refugees.

  • favill

    Do you know how many civilians were killed during the invasion of Normandy (D-Day)? How about during the battle for Manila? Western and Israeli militaries try to minimize it as much as they can…but stuff happens, not to mention the other side using civilians as human shields or the civilian population actually taking part in the fight against us.

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  • mauser 98

    or did Obummer release a little puff piece to help Shiny Pony?
    would not doubt it

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    And the correct answer is: we don’t care.

  • G

    Not interested. Just another asshole journalist proving morally superior they are by sitting safe and comfortable on their self righteous, useless fat asses and pointing fingers at others. Fuck off Glob & Mail.

  • canminuteman

    The only people who fit the definition of soldiers are the Syrian National Army. I suspect that a lawyer could make a case that the ISIS paramilitaries are civilians. They certainly aren’t lawful combatants according to the rules of the UN. Besides, women who go over as “jihadi brides”, and anyone who supports ISIS is a legitimate target as far as I am concerned.