Canada says fighter jets make first strike against Islamic State

November 3, 2014 1:25 AM

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian fighter jets have made their first combat strike since joining a campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq last month, Canada's defense minister said on Sunday.

Two Canadian CF-18 jets attacked Islamic State targets with laser-guided bombs in the vicinity of Fallujah, Iraq in a four-hour mission before returning safely to base, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement.

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