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Canadian Troops Wrap Up Final Offensive In Afghanistan

June 08 2011


Canadian troops have concluded their last major combat mission in Afghanistan, reports the Globe and Mail (Toronto).

The two-week sweep through a rural area of the southern Kandahar province was conducted with an Afghan National Army brigade in the lead.

According to a battalion commander, the final mission sought insurgents in the Panjwai district and tested battlefield leadership capability of the Afghan brigade. The operation was planned and executed by Afghan officers. ...

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