Iraq

Big stretch to say forces aren’t in combat

Our special forces are in armed fights with Daesh, although they don’t have a mandate to do so.

Major-General Mike Rouleau, commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, pictured in April 2015. Canadian troops are not involved in 'offensive combat operations,' he said last week. Philip Carter photograph courtesy of U.S. Air Force

By SCOTT TAYLOR

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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