Canadian military to train Kurdish special forces battalion, top general says

OTTAWA — Canada’s top general says the Canadian Armed Forces will be training and equipping a battalion of Kurdish special forces as part of its efforts to fight the Islamic State.

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance made the comments during an appearance before the Senate defence committee on Monday, where he also acknowledged that ISIL has chemical weapons, which represents a “huge concern.”

The Trudeau government announced last month that Canada would be tripling the number...

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