Canada says it will launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria

The Canadian government on Tuesday said it would expand its military mission against Islamic State by launching air strikes against positions in Syria as well as Iraq.

Reuters| Updated: Mar 24, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Ottawa: The Canadian government on Tuesday said it would expand its military mission against Islamic State by launching air strikes against positions in Syria as well as Iraq.

A government motion also said Canada planned to extend its six-month mission by a year to March 2016. Canada has around 70 special forces troops operating in northern Iraq and six Canadian jets are taking part in US-led bombing missions against Islamic State in Iraq.