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Canada to withdraw jets fighting Islamic State ‘within weeks’

Posted December 08, 2015 11:40:59

Canada’s new Liberal government will act inside weeks to fulfil a campaign promise to withdraw six fighter jets that have been attacking Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and Syria, the foreign ministry says.

The Liberals, who took energy final month, say Canada can contribute more efficiently to the US-led campaign against the militants by assigning much more troops to train Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.

“It is a matter of weeks, not months,” foreign minister Stephane Dion told reporters when asked when the jets would be pulled out.

Mr Dion’s comments have been the most distinct so far from a cabinet member about when the planes would return residence.

“We’re carrying out two per cent of the air strikes. We’re going to do something more effective for the coalition,” he mentioned.

Diplomatic sources say the United States, France and Britain have privately expressed their unease about Canada’s pledge on the grounds it could undermine the effort to contain the IS group.

The Liberals of prime minister Justin Trudeau took workplace following defeating the Conservatives, who took the choice to send the jets and trainers to the Middle East.

In Parliament on Monday, the Conservatives noted that when US president Barack Obama on Sunday cited close allies who had been taking element in the operations against Islamic State, he had not described Canada.

“Why is the prime minister stepping back from the fight when our allies are stepping up?” asked interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

Mr Trudeau replied that he had “engaged with our allies on these problems, and they reassured me that we are continuing to be beneficial”.


Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, globe-politics, terrorism, canada, syrian-arab-republic

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Brosque purpose sufficient to see Sydney FC previous Jets as fans stay away

Updated December 04, 2015 22:07:37

Alex Brosque celebrates his goal against the Jets Photo: Alex Brosque’s aim broke the deadlock after Sydney FC had missed a host of possibilities. (Getty Images: Marke Kolbe)
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Alex Brosque has ended Sydney FC’s aim drought and saved a frustrating night for Filip Holosko, steering the Sky Blues to a 1- win more than Newcastle.

The skipper netted his 50th A-League purpose on Friday evening via a sublime finish that deservingly put to bed 307 goalless minutes for the club that had not managed a win in 5 rounds.

After two dour stalemates, Sydney finally inserted some pep into their vaunted attack.

It was just as properly, given the stands were largely devoid of life.

The Sydney Football Stadium was not fairly a ghost town, but it was certainly quiet in the second match of a league-wide fan boycott in protest against Football Federation Australia.


Sydney FC 1- Jets
at SFS, December four, 2015
threeShots on target1
11Shots off target7
Sydney FC: 1 (Brosque 57′)

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A season-low 9,155 attended and though they chanted admirably in the Western Stand, could not plug the deafening silence emanating from the empty region that typically homes The Cove, Sydney FC’s active fan group.

Sydney offset the lack of atmosphere by pressing well, increasing in intensity to preserve the Jets penned inside their third bar a couple of counter-attacking runs.

Rhyan Grant was maybe the most energetic as he battled on the appropriate flank with the rejuvenated David Carney, even though Andrew Hoole, producing his debut commence for Sydney against his old club, showed plenty of guarantee on the left wing.

But for all the Sky Blues’ improvement they nonetheless lacked the finishing touch – and no player felt the discomfort far more than marquee Holosko.

In the 17th minute, the Slovakian international botched a sitter at point-blank range, lacking venom in his method to a cutback from Hoole and angling his effort into the post.

Not ten minutes later he missed once again, shooting a metre wide as he struggled inside a sandwich of two Jets defenders in spite of a good ball from Milos Ninkovic.

Then, when Brosque played wide for Grant to chip promisingly inside, Holosko created his most decent connection yet with an on-target header.

If only it had not flown straight into goalkeeper Mark Birighitti’s arms.

Birighitti, the custodian with the most saves in the league, did not so significantly have to perform to extend his record as stand nonetheless and wait, as Holosko flicked yet another shot straight to him just ahead of the break.

Holosko’s evening would have been so significantly worse had Enver Alivodic not drilled over the post obtaining more than-stretched to reach a deflected cross from Milos Trifunovic.

But exactly where the Jets had their possibilities, such as a horrid miskick from young Braedyn Crowley and a too-higher header from Nick Cowburn, Brosque mastered his chance.

The captain, who been menacing all match in the striker role in place of the benched Shane Smeltz, took a blistering run down the field in the 57th minute and completed with a crisp left-foot strike.

Brosque’s evening had a bitter finish although, the veteran striker hit the deck clutching his hamstring and limped off the field.


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Topics: a-league, soccer, sport, sydney-2000, nsw, australia

1st posted December 04, 2015 21:35:15

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