Canada sending planes, supplies to Iraq: PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 2,...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during Question Period on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Blair Gable)

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, Last Updated: 2:15 PM ET

Canada will be sending supplies and help to Iraq, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday.

Harper said two planes and 30 troops from CFB Trenton have been deployed to "assist in the delivery of critical military supplies."

The supplies will be helping Kurdish forces fighting the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Harper said in a statement.

"This support, which will be provided in close co-ordination with our allies, will enable Kurdish forces to provide effective protection to Iraqis faced with the barbarous attacks of (ISIS). This measure is in addition to the humanitarian assistance Canada is already providing to the country," Harper said.

 


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