Canadian Forces in northern Iraq are facing new uncertainty about their ongoing military operation against the so-called Islamic State following the Kurdish independence referendum. For the past three years, Canadian troops have been based in Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, providing support for both Kurdish and Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS.
The Canadian military is expanding its operation in Iraq to focus on rebuilding the war-ravaged country.“It was important to initially help the Iraqi security forces to prepare to help defeat Daesh,” Canada’s Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac said while using the Arabic name for the so-called Islamic State.READ MORE: Iraqi Kurds vote 92% in favour of creating an independent stateIn an interview at the Canadian Forces base in Erbil, MacIsaac told Global News that 80 per cent of Iraqi territory...
The drive through the province of Kirkuk in Iraq can be deadly. The Peshmerga, Kurdistan’s vaunted military, clawed this territory back from the so-called Islamic State 18 months ago, but ISIS sniper and suicide attacks are still commonplace. As we drove to latest ISIS front-lines in Kirkuk, near Hawija, we spoke to Peshmerga commanders and residents along the way. Everyone seems nervous. But it’s not ISIS they’re worried about; It’s the Kurdish referendum.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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