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Mission in Iraq and Syria

Operation IMPACT

Canada plays an important role in Iraq alongside its partners in Operation IMPACT.

The CAF efforts in support of the Global Coalition improve Iraqi security forces capabilities. These efforts help Iraq to achieve long-term success in keeping its territory and people secure.

A maximum number of about 850 CAF members are approved to serve on Operation IMPACT.

This number includes those assigned to the train, advise, and assist mission in support of the Iraqi security forces. Under this mission, the CAF:

  • Conducts air operations
  • Provides training and assistance to the Iraqi security forces
  • Helps regional forces build their capacity
  • Provides medical services to Coalition forces
  • Supports the Coalition with highly-skilled CAF members