The Canadian Press

2011-07-07 | Afghan Canada Command

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Canada's desert war in Afghanistan came to an end July 5th when soldiers of the Royal 22nd Regiment stood down and formally handed over their battlefield of the western Kandahar district of Panjwaii to American units. But Canadian Brigadier-General Dean Milner's headquarters continued directing U.S. combat units for several days. Milner said the battle to win over the Canadian public about the merits of the Afghan mission should continue. (The combat mission, which began in 2002, cost the lives of 157 Canadian soldiers, one diplomat and one journalist. About 950 Canadian soldiers and support staff were to stay on a training mission in Kandahar until 2014.)

Date: 2011-07-07
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think you know we need to get it be a continuation of the messages of look at what Canada has accomplished here in southern Afghanistan >>