Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Iraq and Syria

Canada may have just elected its most dangerous prime minister.

 

New PM Justin Trudeau tells Barack Obama his nation will no longer provide jets for the fight against Islamic State

Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

But he gave no timeline.

“About an hour ago I spoke with President Obama,” Mr Trudeau told a press conference.

While Canada remains “a strong member of the coalition against ISIL,” Mr Trudeau said he made clear to the US leader “the commitments I have made around ending the combat mission.”

His new Liberal government will be “moving forward with our campaign commitments in a responsible fashion,” Mr Trudeau said.

Full article: Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Iraq and Syria (The Telegraph)

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