Canada to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State group in Syria, expanding military role

March 24, 2015 2:58 PM

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TORONTO – Canada is expanding its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday.

Harper told Parliament that he will not seek "the express consent" of the President Bashar Assad government for the airstrikes, but will work closely with allies who have been carrying out such airstrikes against IS over Syria in recent months.

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