Canadian snipers shot at ISIS in Iraq after visit to front line turned into firefight, senior officer says

January 19, 2015 8:58 PM

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Canadian snipers shot at ISIS in Iraq after visit to front line turned into firefight, senior officer says

OTTAWA — Canadian soldiers opened fire on enemy positions in Iraq over the last week in what a senior officer called an act of self-defence.

Brig.-Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command, says the soldiers were visiting front-line positions with Iraqi forces when they came under mortar and machine-gun fire.

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