Harper on surprise visit to Baghdad

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit Saturday to Baghdad and the Kurdish region and pledged to continue supporting their battle against the Islamic State. Canada has announced $139 million in additional aid to address the refugee crisis around the region, in addition to the $67 million already committed to Iraq. Harper's visit was accompanied by a roadside bombng that killed seven women and children and a suicide blast that left six Iraqi troops dead. The U.N. mission reports that 812 Iraqis, including 277 members of security forces and allied militias, were killed in April, with more than 300 civilians slain in and around Baghdad alone.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published.

Font Resize
Contrast