Canada adds personnel to NATO mission

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Two Canadian CF-18 pilots at airbase in Italy, March 24, 2011.

From Jessia Murphy, the Toronto Sun:  Canada has boosted the number of personnel involved in the NATO-led mission in Libya by nearly 200, the military said Wednesday.

Brig.-Gen Richard Blanchette made the comments during a media briefing on the mission.

He also said Canadian CF-18 fighter jets had been on 14 flights since last week, targeting a number of ammunitions depots and military bunkers in Libya.  (photo: Reuters)