Canadian troops play key training role in fight to free Mosul

As Kurdish and Iraqi troops battle their way toward ISIS-held Mosul, Canada’s work to train the Kurds for the pivotal fight will finally be put to the test.

Approximately 200 highly trained soldiers with the Canadian Special Operations Forces have taught strategy and battlefield first aid to Kurdish Peshmerga troops in Iraq. The specialized Canadian soldiers have also travelled to battlefield frontlines to provide real-time tactical advice on how to defeat ISIS.

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