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Canadian special forces shooting first at ISIS to protect civilians, allies | CBC News

Canadian special forces shooting first at ISIS to protect civilians, allies | CBC News

Canadian special forces soldiers in Iraq have occasionally opened fire without warning on Islamic State extremists in order to protect civilians and their Kurdish allies, military officials say.

They have also been deeply and routinely involved in evacuating casualties from the front in the months leading up to the offensive to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Military officials revealed the information on Monday, saying they want the Canadian public to have a better understanding of the soldiers’ mission to train and advise Peshmerga fighters.

Source: Canadian special forces shooting first at ISIS to protect civilians, allies – Politics – CBC News