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Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason spoke to CBC Radio One listeners across the country Sunday about the Canadian military’s current involvement in an airstrike mission in Iraq, the need for a political and humanitarian strategy, and where the mission will be in six months. To learn more, read the blog post and listen to the interview.




The devastating toll from coalition bombing

On 29 December 2015, the Iraqi military “liberated” the city of Ramadi, in Iraq, from the so-called Islamic State (ISIS, or ISIL) in an “epic” victory after a long offensive to retake the provincial capital from the terrorist group. In a televised press conference, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi praised the capture of the city, […]

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