Canada commits air power to coalition fight against Islamic State

October 11, 2014 5:11 AM

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Canada commits air power to coalition fight against Islamic State

Canadian fighter jets and surveillance planes are being prepared to head into battle against Middle East militants to assist a U.S.-led coalition.

Canada's move, approved by the Conservative majority in the Commons, was praised by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who spoke to a gathering of 1,200 people in the capital, Ottawa.

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