The war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has changed into a new phase resulting in Canada recalling half their troops in the Middle East even after the Covid-19 pandemic passes. This was the first permanent reduction in the Canadian military’s operations since special forces soldiers arrived in October 2014 to help stop ISIL from taking control of Iraq and Syria. Brig.-Gen. Michael Wright informed that the Canadian military would continue on their training while special forces are still helping root out local ISIL cells in northern Iraq. Smaller teams also remain active in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Kuwait.
The Crossroads of Special Operations