— Canada’s troops are eager to get back to work training Iraqi security forces but it won’t happen unless Canada is certain of their safety and Iraq invites them to return, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Monday.[…]
Canada suspended that training and began moving the troops based in Iraq to Kuwait, as unrest and tension grew following the death of Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. The attack also killed Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and led to concerns about Iranian retaliation as well as rioting and protests in Iraq.
Two days after the drone attack, Iraq’s parliament passed a resolution asking the government to expel all foreign troops.
Canada’s forces began to move to Kuwait just hours before Iran launched missiles at two Iraqi bases, one of them housing Canadians, in retaliation for Soleimani’s killing. No Canadians were injured, though 50 Americans suffered concussions and other brain injuries in the attacks. Läs artikel