#AceWorldNews – CANADA – November 03 – Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets have dropped their first laser guided bombs on Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) targets since joining the US-led coalition against the extremist group, the country’s defence minister said on Sunday RT reported.
‘ Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets ‘
“Coordinated with our coalition partners, two CF-18s attacked ISIL targets with GBU12 500 lb laser-guided-bombs in the vicinity of Fallujah, Iraq,” Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement.
‘ Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets bomb Fallujah in two hourly strikes ‘
“The approximately four hour mission included air-to-air refuelling from Canada’s Polaris aircraft.
All aircraft returned safely to their base.” Canada’s Parliament approved a six-month mission against IS in October, with the mission mandate also approving.
Six CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, two CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft, and one C-150 refuelling aircraft have joined the US-led coalition and stationed in Kuwait City since October 30.
Around 600 Canadian soldiers have also been stationed at the base.