Canada set to withdraw fighter jets fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group.

Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau has said Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL group, without giving a timeline.

Trudeau, who had promised to withdraw Canada from combat in the coalition fight against ISIL, said he told the United States President Barack Obama that Canada will pull out of the bombing mission but maintain humanitarian aid and training.

Canada had last year deployed CF-18 fighter jets to the region until March 2016, as well as about 70 Special Forces troops to train Kurds in northern Iraq, but the prime Minister-elect had pledged to bring home the fighter jets and end its combat mission.



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