Some of Canada’s elite commandos joined Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a day-long operation that drove back an Islamic State offensive in Iraq.
The three-pronged assault saw hundreds of extremists attack Nawaran, Bashiqa, Tel Aswad, Khazr and Zardik.
The Islamic State opened each attack with car bombs, mortars and rockets.
The Canadian forces-trained Kurds fired back, and Canadian trainers joined them.
Does this mean Canada is now taking an active role in the fight against ISIS, something that Trudeau announced would not be happening?
Major-General Charles Lamarre said that “they came under effective fire and our guys were close enough and able to respond with fire on to those ISIL positions.”
He also would not characterize what happened Wednesday as “combat”.
Lamarre remarked that sometimes there is no choice but to open fire.
Do you think it was wise for Canada to take an active role in this battle? Will this put Canada in the Islamic State’s crosshairs, or is it about time we stepped up our role in the fight against the terrorist group?