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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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Man on trial over death of housemate guarded in weeks after offence, court told

Posted November 26, 2015 22:59:08

A psychiatric registrar has told a Canberra court that a man on trial for killing his former housemate had been guarded and uncomfortable in the course of a consultation in the weeks right after the offence.

Christopher Navin, 29, is on trial for killing Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber in his Lyneham house on Boxing Day in 2013.

Navin has pleaded not guilty by way of mental impairment.

Mental health staff who dealt with him in the year before the offence has given proof in court about his therapy and case management.

One particular medical professional told the court when he had seen Navin earlier in the year he was not clearly psychotic, but he admitted the illness did not take a lengthy time to develop.

The court also heard a mental wellness nurse who visited Navin at residence three days ahead of the crime located him to be standard.

The visit had been prompted by concerns from Navin’s former boss, following he had quit his job.

She told the court if a person was unwell, they may possibly yell or swear or say inappropriate issues, but Navin was carrying out none of that and answered concerns appropriately.

In January 2014, right after the crime but prior to he was arrested and charged, Navin had a consultation with the psychiatric registrar, who discovered he had difficulty making eye get in touch with.

“He kept searching to a corner in the area like anything was catching his eye,” the registrar mentioned.

“He was also perplexed.”

But she told the court his speech was not blocked.

“There was anything going on… I wasn’t confident,” she said.

“In the meantime he did not seem to be at danger of something immediately undesirable taking place.”

Earlier in the day, Navin’s lawyer study a statement to the jury outlining his client’s admission to killing Mr Sofer-Schrieber, stabbing him multiple instances with two knives.

When he left the unit he took a tent and chair that had been purchased by Mr Sofer-Schreiber earlier that day.

He then admitted to burning and disposing of the knives in a dam on a family members property in New South Wales, where he went following the killing.

Navin also burned the driver side floor mat from his automobile.

The trial continues.

Topics: murder-and-manslaughter, crime, law-crime-and-justice, canberra-2600, act

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