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Canada’s Afghan mission finally closes, with some unfinished business Add to ...

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It’s over – again. The Maple Leaf flag came down in Kabul on Wednesday, marking the end of Canada’s 12 years of military involvement in Afghanistan.

The final three-year training mission, the last task of Canadian soldiers, was always a coda – reluctantly accepted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government as a kind of after-mission in a war it wanted to leave.

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