Canadian soldiers resume some operations in Iraq following the fear of Iran

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Canadian soldiers resume some operations in Iraq following the fear of Iran

The Canadian army resumes some operations in Iraq after a temporary suspension of activities last week.

Brig.-Gen. Michel-Henri St-Louis said the army is again flying transport planes in and out of Iraq to supply troops.

St-Louis is the commander of the Joint Task Force Impact, which oversees many of Canada’s anti-ISIS efforts in Iraq and the surrounding region.

He told the Canadian press that the army had recently also exchanged some of its helicopters that were in the country and had to be replaced due to wear.

The Ministry of National Defense also said that some of the estimated 200 Canadian special forces in the north of the country returned to work, although it did not provide further details.

As for the 200 Canadian soldiers who are helping to train Iraqi soldiers to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, they are largely stuck on an Iraqi basis, where they have been since their activities were suspended last week.

The suspension followed concerns about escalating tensions between Iran and the US, creating the fear of an Iranian attack.