Canada shifting Iraq mission to train Iraqis to defend Mosul
by Murray Brewster (feat. Steve Saideman)
June 7, 2018
Canada is reconfiguring its mission in Iraq to involve training security forces to secure the northern city of Mosul from future terrorist threats, the country's top military commander said Thursday.
Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, said the plan hinges on getting buy-in from the new government in Baghdad once it is formed.
That process could take weeks, or even months.