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Iraqi officials temporarily seized a military aircraft carrying weapons for Canadian special forces in Kurdistan.

Iraq said they held the Canadian Forces Hercules carrying supplies into Kurdistan for four days.

Some Iraqis are concerned that the Kurds will use the weapons they receive from the US-led coalition to eventually break away.

Department of National Defence spokesman Evan Koronewski said:

“While flying in support of Operation Impact, a CC-130 Hercules was denied onward movement to Erbil, Iraq, by authorities at Baghdad International Airport, due to an issue with customs documentation with respect to its cargo.”

No equipment or cargo was confiscated by Iraqi authorities.

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