Canada conducts ‘secret’ aid mission in Iraq

In September, Australia dropped supplies of food and water into the Iraqi town of Amerli. (File photo)

Canadian warplanes have conducted a “secret” humanitarian escort flight with Australia into northern Iraq, the military said Thursday, according to  American daily The Huffington Post.

The C-130J planes, which delivered the supplies between Nov. 20-23, were reportedly transporting goods that included water, tents and blankets.

The 32 tonnes of relief supplies were delivered through four drops on Mount Sinjar where thousands of Yazidis remain trapped after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the area.

The ISIS militants originally attacked northwestern Iraq in August, forcing the Yazidis to retreat up the mountain.

The Australian defense department revealed the move on Wednesday.

In September, Australia dropped supplies of food and water into the Iraqi town of Amerli.

 

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