07/10/2015 08:34 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT

Canadian Fighters Strike ISIL Positions In Iraq

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Smoke rises from a village on the outskirts of the city of Fallujah, west of the capital Baghdad, during clashes between Iraqi government forces and Islamic State (IS) group fighters on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

OTTAWA - Canadian fighter jets were in action over Iraq on Friday, backing up Iraqi forces fighting members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

The military issued a brief statement saying two CF-18s struck at ISIL fighting position northeast of Fallujah.

There were no other details of the strike.

Six Canadian CF-18 jets are providing Canada's punch to coalition air strike efforts in Iraq.

They're based in Kuwait, backed by two CP-140 Aurora patrol planes conducting target surveillance, along with a C-150 refuelling plane.


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