Canada foreign minister: we'll be in Iraq for the longer term

March 5, 2015 6:40 PM

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Canada foreign minister: we'll be in Iraq for the longer term

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian forces will be involved in Iraq for the longer term, Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson hinted on Thursday in remarks made a few weeks before Ottawa is due to decide whether to extend the six-month mandate of its military mission there.

Nicholson, who was named foreign minister last month, made the comments after his first trip to Baghdad and Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, where he met some of the 70 Canadian special forces who are operating in the area.

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