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What is the Canadian military doing in Iraq?

What is the Canadian military doing in Iraq?

Canada plays an important role in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon, alongside its partners. In Iraq for example, the CAF efforts in support of the Global Coalition and NATO improve Iraqi security forces’ capabilities. These efforts help Iraq to achieve long-term success in keeping its territory and people secure.

Is Canada still in Iraq?

Within Operation Impact, 17 CAF members are currently deployed to Iraq in support of NATO Mission Iraq (NMI). Canada led NMI for two years up until November 2020. Command of NMI called for a Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution of up to 250 personnel. This included command staff, force protection and several enablers.

Where are Canadian troops in Iraq?

Dawe confirmed Canada’s special forces are continuing to operate out of a military base near the city of Irbil, in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region.

What is Operation reassurance?

Operation REASSURANCE is Canada’s contribution to these missions. Canada’s participation in NATO’s deterrence and defence efforts in Europe contributes to European security, stability, and prosperity.

Did Canadian soldiers fight in Iraq?

About a hundred Canadian exchange officers, on exchange to American units, participated in the invasion of Iraq. It has been reported that Canadian troops in the region numbered fewer than only three other participating countries.

Why did Canada not invade Iraq?

Canada’s intelligence services repeatedly assessed that Iraq did not have an active WMD program. While Canada had previously participated in military action against Iraq in the Gulf War of 1991, it refused to declare war against Iraq without United Nations Security Council approval.

Who commands Cansofcom?

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
Commander-in-chief Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada represented by the governor general
Commander CANSOFCOM MGen Steve Boivin
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