Canada ends combat mission in Afghanistan -

Canada ends combat mission in Afghanistan

Command of battle space in Kandahar handed over to U.S.


At 11:18 am, local time Thursday, Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan was brought to a close. It was Canada’s first war in more than 50 years and it ended with Brig.-Gen. Dean Milner officially handing the reigns of Canada’s battle space in Kandahar to American Col. Todd Wood. The mood was hopeful, as Canadian officers made speeches commemorating lives lost and Afghan-Canadian relationships forged. In all, 157 Canadians were killed in Afghanistan since 2002.

Montreal Gazette

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