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    Canada’s CC-130J Hercules cargo transport airplane conducted its first mission as part of the country’s contribution to the US-led coalition against Daesh, according to National Defense Canada said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Canada’s CC-130J Hercules cargo transport airplane conducted its first mission as part of the country’s contribution to the US-led coalition against Daesh terror group (banned in Russia), National Defense Canada said in a press release.

    "Today, a CC-130J Hercules conducted its first sortie as a new contribution to Operation IMPACT, enhancing tactical airlift capabilities within the Middle East region in support of the Global Coalition," the release stated Wednesday.

    The plane is deployed with about 20 military personnel in the Tactical Airlift Detachment, based in Kuwait. Canada’s other air assets in support of the coalition include surveillance and refueling aircraft.

    Canada previously deployed the CC-130J Hercules in Afghanistan.

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