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Canada carries out first airstrike in Syria

Canada's air force hit its first target in Syria on Wednesday, the federal government said.

Two Canadian CF-18 Hornets, along with six aircraft from the U.S. and two other coalition aircraft, used "precision-guided munitions" to hit an ISIS garrison near Ar-Raqqah in Syria, a news release from the Department of National Defence said.

The Canadian crew and the aircraft safely returned to base after the mission, the release said.

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