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Daesh and Minister

iraq: The proclamation capped three years of often intense fighting that first started when Daesh captured large swaths of Iraq and Syria in 2014 and declared the creation of a self-styled caliphate, according to Toronto Star. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told reporters following a visit to the Middle East this week that victory came faster than Canada and its allies had expected, and the focus now is on ensuring stability in Iraq after Daesh. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced earlier this month that the country had been fully liberated from Daesh, also known as ISIL, after the militant group was cleared from the last pockets of territory that it had held in the country. Read more Article Continued Below Iraq says its war against Daesh is over Iraqi woman unveils harrowing memoir about being a sex slave for DaeshU.S. weapons helped Daesh fuel industrial revolution of terrorism' Report react-empty 163 The military will present options to the government in the new year, though it seems evident that Canadian forces will be training Iraqi counterparts to protect against various threats from inside and outside the country. The progress against Daesh has gone actually quite well, to the point where we are actually ahead of schedule based on our plan, he said by telephone from London, where he was meeting with his British counterpart. Sajjan did not give any indication that the government was planning to end Canada's military mission in Iraq, which was extended this past summer to March 2019. ( As reported in the news.