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Canadian Fighter Pilots Accused Of Killing Civilians

08/28/2015 10:12 EDT | Updated 08/28/2016 05:59 EDT
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A Canadian F18 jet pilot from the 425 Tactical Fighter squadron from 3 Wing Bagotville Quebec, disembarks upon arrival from a mission on March 25, 2011 at Trapani-Birgi airbase in Sicily. Western powers the same day in Brussels struggled on to define the shape and role of the international coalition on Libya as a bid to hand NATO command of military operations inched ahead but remained unresolved. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Globe and Mail says Canadian fighter pilots have been accused of killing civilians in a January air strike in Iraq, though it's unclear who is making the allegation.

The Canadian Armed Forces told The Globe that they have found no evidence to support the allegation, but encourage anyone with information to come forward.

The military tells the newspaper that the accusation was made by someone who "heard of these potential casualties through a second-hand account," but gives no further details.

Canada's CF-18 Hornets have been involved since late last year in a U.S.-led air bombing campaign to help Iraqi troops reclaim ground captured by extremists.

Canadian fighter aircraft also began air strikes in Syria in April.

The Canadian Press