Canada extends Op Artemis

Extension authorizes deployment of frigate, patrol aircraft and up to 375 Canadian Forces personnel

Canada extends maritime security mission in Middle East to 2021

By Marc-André Cossette, CBC News

Canada is extending its commitment to an international maritime security mission in the waters off the Middle East for another four years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced today.

“It is a clear display of our solidarity with partners and allies in the global fight against terrorism,” Sajjan said of Operation Artemis, Canada’s contribution to a multinational maritime security force in the region.

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