Canadian fighter jets dropped laser-guided missiles on Islamic State targets near Fallujah in Iraq, in the first Canadian airstrikes of the campaign against the terrorist group. Defense Minister Nicholson said that “[t]oday’s strike demonstrates our government’s firm resolve to tackle the threat of terrorism and to stand with our allies.” An intelligence official of the Free Syrian Army said Canada should use its resources to train FSA fighters instead of conducting an air campaign, and warned that extremists are bringing antiaircraft weapons into Syria from a warehouse in Turkey.
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