Canada sending Griffons to ferry special forces in Iraq
February 17, 2016 By Yahoo News
A week after announcing the withdrawal of fighter jets from Iraq, Canada's defense minister on Tuesday said it is swapping in four armored tactical Griffon helicopters to ferry special forces.
“The Griffon helicopters are being deployed for the safety of our troops in northern Iraq,” Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan told parliament.
“They will be used for the transportation of our personnel because they provide increased force protection for our brave men and women in uniform,” he said. | READ MORE