Canada’s war in Afghanistan over

The signing of the official authority scrolls — before Afghan military, police and civic leaders as well as soldiers from both Canada and the U.S. – has ended the fight for Canada. Canada’s presence in Afghanistan now shifts to a training operation in Kabul, as well as a few of our combat soldiers wrapping things up in the field with their American counterparts — a number Brig.-Gen Dean Milner, commander of Task Force Kandahar, says he won’t divulge and an exact end-date he can’t specify. But other forces continue to fight in Afghanistan- notably the British and the Americans. U.S. Army Maj.-Gen. James Terry, the American regional commander, said he’s ready to continue the work. “I think history has already claimed your deeds,” he said of the Canadians; “and I think history will immortalize your fallen heroes.”

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