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Special forces take over ‘urgent’ weapons purchase for Kurds, but there’s no timeline | National Post
Source: National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Special forces take over ‘urgent’ weapons purchase for Kurds, but there’s no timeline | National Post

Canadian special forces are now directly overseeing what is being called an urgent purchase of weapons and other lethal aid for Kurdish forces, but the military admits it still has no idea when the gear might be delivered.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in February 2016 that Canada would provide such equipment to Kurdish troops in northern Iraq. Because of the urgency of the purchase, the acquisition is being handled by Canadian special forces who are directing the Canadian Commercial Corporation to the specific firms they are to buy the equipment from.

“There is no standard, pre-determined process or timeline for an equipment acquisition of this complexity,” the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation, said in a statement.

Source: Special forces take over ‘urgent’ weapons purchase for Kurds, but there’s no timeline | National Post