Canadian military mission in Afghanistan ends

Stephen Harper has officially announced Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan has come to an end.

The Prime Minister’s office released a statement Mar. 12 saying, “today, the Canadian Flag was lowered at NATO’s International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul for the last time.”

Since 2001, over 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members have fought in Afghanistan – the largest Canadian military contingent in generations.

Harper will be there on Mar. 18 to personally welcome home the final flight from Afghanistan.

Harper also said, “Canada will continue to play an important role in supporting efforts that contribute to building a better future for all Afghans.”


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