Canada formally ends its combat mission in Afghanistan

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    KABUL: Canada formally ended its combat role in Afghanistan on Thursday, closing a mission that has cost 157 soldiers their lives since 2002 _ casualties that shocked Canadians unaccustomed to seeing their troops die in battle.

    The move adds to the burden of US and Afghan troops who are trying to prevent a Taliban rebound in the militants' southern stronghold where Canadian troops had been fighting in their bloodiest conflict since the Korean War.

    Canada is withdrawing its combat units as the sixth largest troop-contributing nation, behind the US, Britain, Germany, France and Italy. Like Americans and Europeans, Canadians have grown weary of the war as it nears the 10-year mark.

    Canada formally ends its combat mission in Afghanistan - Times Of India

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