Canada joins fight against ISIS

Canada joined the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the White House said in a statement Tuesday night.


The country will provide fighter jets as well as refueling, intelligence and surveillance aircrafts to help support the international fight against ISIS. It will also send troops to "advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces."

"With these deployments, Canada demonstrates its continued leadership and resolve in addressing the urgent and critical security challenges that threaten Canada, its people, and the broader international community," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. "Canadians and Americans have fought alongside each other in several major conflicts over the past century, and we are grateful for Canada’s further contribution against terrorism."

The news comes as ISIS continues to make advances on the Syrian city of Kobani, located near the country's border with Turkey. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told ABC News that he's "fearful that Kobani will fall." There's a fear that ISIS will move into Turkey if the group takes Kobani.