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FACTSHEET | March 10, 2016



"We will work with allies to defeat ISIL and the terrorist threat it represents."

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Canada is at the forefront of international efforts to counter Daesh, and is working to address the security threat posed by Daesh, as well as the humanitarian and political challenges it has created.

Canada's military contributions to Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational Coalition dedicated to militarily defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria, include:

  • Up to 830 Canadian Armed Forces personnel 
  • Trainers in "advise and assist" role
  • CAF medical personnel to mentor Iraqi security forces and provide medical support to CAF personnel and Coalition partners
  • Staff, liaison officers and other specialists, including intelligence capabilities
  • Leadership role within the Global Coalition’s Ministerial Liaison Team to liaise with Iraq Ministries of Defence and Interior
  • Aircraft to support surveillance and refueling efforts

For more information on Canada’s contribution to the Global Coalition:


For more information on OPERATION IMPACT:


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