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Hours after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attacks in Paris, a senior official from the prime minister’s office says that the Canadian government remains committed to re-focusing its efforts on training local troops in the anti-ISIS fight.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Turkey on Saturday for the G20 leaders’ meeting, where analysts say he’ll likely face pressure from allies to offer more military assistance to the U.S.-led coalition bombing mission against Islamic State militants.
The prime minister arrived at the G20 summit a day after a series shootings and bombings in Paris killed at least 129 people and injured more than 350. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks that rippled across the French capital on Friday, prompting a vow from French President Francois Hollande to retaliate mercilessly against the terror group.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses as he addresses the media on the terrorist attacks in Paris prior to his departure for the G20 and APEC summits from Ottawa
Trudeau did not speak publicly after landing in Turkey, but before boarding the plane in Ottawa Friday night, he offered Canada’s support to the French in the wake of the “deeply worrying” attacks.
“Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to our French cousins in this dark and terrible time,” he said.
Trudeau brushed off questions about the future of Canada’s involvement in the air mission, stating it was too early to say. However, earlier in the week, he said that decision was still weeks away.
On Saturday, a senior official from the Trudeau’s office told reporters in Turkey that the government remains committed to re-focusing Canada’s role in the anti-ISIS fight on training local troops. The official, who spoke on condition that they not be named, said the Liberal government remains committed to the promises the party campaigned on.
During the federal election, Trudeau ran on a promise to pull Canada’s fighter jets from the air campaign, and last week Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance said he’s already discussed withdrawing troops with the new Liberal government.
Trudeau has said Canada will still be engaged “in a responsible way” in fighting ISIS, and will continue to provide humanitarian aid.
Currently, Canada has contributed six CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, two Aurora
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