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Matt Gurney: Our forces in the Middle East deserve clarity. Now

On Saturday, two Canadian CF-18 jets dropped precision guided bombs on an Islamic State (ISIL) fighting position near the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Two days before that, it was a pair of Canadian jets bombing ISIL forces near Fallujah. 878 more words

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Canadian warship crew settling into NATO mission

With a couple of days of rough weather and a little seasickness along the way, the Canadian warship HMCS Fredericton and its crew have joined their allies in Turkish waters to participate in NATO measures in Central and Eastern Europe. 567 more words


Soldiers practice basic survival skills in Porcupine Hills

LETHBRIDGE – About 40 soldiers put their military skills to the test in the Porcupine Hills forest over the weekend.

Regimental Command Post Officer, Captain John McDonald said that while out in the forest they had several tasks to complete. 335 more words


Top echelon of Canadian military shuffled as Liberals retool ISIS mission

OTTAWA – The Canadian navy and army will be getting new commanders in the near future.

The country’s top military commander, Gen. Jonathan Vance, has announced the annual series of promotions and retirements among the top brass of the armed forces. 124 more words


Sajjan downplays absence from defence ministers' meeting on ISIL

ST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan downplayed a meeting in Paris this week in which counterparts from seven countries will discuss the fight against the Islamic State, but wouldn’t say why Canada won’t be at the table. 478 more words


Canadian soldiers assisting Syrian refugees return home

OROMOCTO, N.B. – The first of the Canadian troops sent to Lebanon and Jordan to assist with the processing of Syrian refugees destined for Canada have returned home. 111 more words