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'''The Bombing of Iqaluit''' was a naval bombardment by the Royal Danish Navy and is condemned as a war crime by the international community for the bombing of purely civilian targets in the city that happened in the opening hours of March 12th 2017. The bombardment of Iqaluit became the first engagement of the Denmark-Canadian War.{{War_or_Battle_Template|title1 = Bombing of Iqaluit|date = March 12th 2017|location = Iqaluit, Canada|result = Danish Propaganda Victory}}
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'''The Bombing of Iqaluit''' was a naval bombardment by the Royal Danish Navy and is condemned as a war crime by the international community for the bombing of purely civilian targets in the city that happened in the opening hours of March 12th 2017. The bombardment of Iqaluit became the first engagement of the Denmark-Canadian War.{{War_or_Battle_Template|title1 = Bombing of Iqaluit|date = March 12th 2017|location = Iqaluit, Canada|result = Danish Propaganda Victory|row4 = <nowiki>Canada | Kingdom of Denmark</nowiki>|row6 = <nowiki>N/A | 2 Thetis Class Frigates</nowiki>|image1 = IMG 3583.jpg|caption1 = View of Iqaluit before the war|row7 = <nowiki>34 Civilians Killed | None</nowiki>
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<nowiki>77 Civilians Wounded |</nowiki>}}
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== Background ==
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On December 6th 2015 during a Canadian diplomatic visit to Denmark in an attempt to resolve the dispute over Hans Island peacefully, the Danish Queen Margrethe and the new Danish Government under Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt demanded all islands in and around the Baffin Bay making Iqaluit a disputed area and a possible target. Canadian military staff believed that Iqaluit would be an unlikely target because it was deep in Canadian waters. Commander of the RCAF General Al Meinzinger assured that Iqualuit was not going to be attacked and said "Remember we have Bagotville and its CF-18s to pumble the Danish fleet."

Revision as of 18:20, August 29, 2018

The Bombing of Iqaluit was a naval bombardment by the Royal Danish Navy and is condemned as a war crime by the international community for the bombing of purely civilian targets in the city that happened in the opening hours of March 12th 2017. The bombardment of Iqaluit became the first engagement of the Denmark-Canadian War.


Background

On December 6th 2015 during a Canadian diplomatic visit to Denmark in an attempt to resolve the dispute over Hans Island peacefully, the Danish Queen Margrethe and the new Danish Government under Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt demanded all islands in and around the Baffin Bay making Iqaluit a disputed area and a possible target. Canadian military staff believed that Iqaluit would be an unlikely target because it was deep in Canadian waters. Commander of the RCAF General Al Meinzinger assured that Iqualuit was not going to be attacked and said "Remember we have Bagotville and its CF-18s to pumble the Danish fleet."

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