Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is welcomed by Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on his arrival to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 11, 2016. (Photo: AP)Owens said she could not provide details of Sajjan's discussions, adding the minister will discuss his visit later in a telephone conference call with the media. The Liberal government announced in May that it was expanding its contribution to the fight against ISIL to include three CH-146 Griffon helicopters, an intelligence centre and additional trainers to what is called Operation IMPACT. It said that would triple the size of Canada's mission to train, advise and help Iraqi security forces plan and conduct military operations against ISIL. Sajjan will return to Canada on Thursday.
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