Canada Kandahar

Canadian Troops To Trickle Out Of Afghanistan Soon

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadian troops will begin a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan next month, leaving fewer than 100 soldiers on the ground by the time the tra...

Canadians Lose Important Ally to Afghan Suicide Bomb

Murray Brewster | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Murray Brewster

The death of Haji Sayed Fazluddin Agha as the victim of a suicide bombing last week could have more impact on U.S. efforts to keep a lid on Kandahar than just about anything else since the surge.

As the West Leaves Afghanistan, Who Will Pay for Peace and Quiet?

Murray Brewster | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada
Murray Brewster

I was standing in the marble, columned portico of the Kandahar governor's palace when three rough-looking characters made their way across the neatly manicured lawn. These guys had the look, if there is any such thing as a Taliban look...

Canadian Flag Lowered In Kandahar For The Last Time

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Maple Leaf flag was hauled down for the last time in Kandahar on Thursday.The quiet ceremony at Kandahar Airfield marked the end of Canad...

Canada's Afghanistan Exit Stalls At Pakistan Border

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's withdrawal of troops and equipment from Kandahar is being complicated by the closure of the Pakistan border to NATO convoys.Brig.-Ge...

Canadian Soldiers Dismantle War Memorial In Kandahar

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Politics

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Memorials to Canada's war dead are coming home.Soldiers at Kandahar Airfield are taking apart the white marble cenotaph that b...

Canada Still At War In Afghanistan?

CBC | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Politics

For years, Canadians have been puzzled by government statements about our real role in the Afghanistan war. So it's no wonder we're still confused abo...

What Canada Didn't Know About The War In Afghanistan

CBC | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

It sometimes feels as if our distant war in Afghanistan never really happened, so rarely is it analyzed or discussed any more. Perhaps we...

Harper Kept MacKay In The Dark On Afghan Review

CP | James McCarten, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office was so seized with controlling public opinion of Canada's shooting war in southern Afghanistan that e...

Canada's Air Wing Leaving Kandahar

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Canadian air wing in Kandahar, considered one of those incalculable intangibles of war and a unit whose presence saved untold lives on br...

Canadian Forces Used Unarmed Airbus For Kandahar Trips: Documents

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The loss of a not-so secret base in Dubai last year forced the Canadian military to use its unarmed Airbus planes for flights into Kandahar Airfield during the final phase of the combat mission, ministerial briefing notes say.

"Pressures imposed by the closure of Camp Mirage and the need to maximize flexibility in providing strategic airlift to support OP Athena have culminated in the (censored) using C-150 flights in KAF," said a Nov. 1, 2010, briefing note prepared for Defence Minister Peter MacKay.

A Top Soldier's Homecoming

THE CANADIAN PRESS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan has returned home, now that the nine-year combat mission in that country has come t...

Farewell To Kandahar And Canada's Desert War

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — MA'SUM GHAR, Afghanistan - Canada's desert war came to an end Tuesday when soldiers of the Royal 22e Regiment stood down and fo...