Best of News

Keywords

US Major General James L. Terry, commanding general of ISAF Regional... News PhotoAfghanistan,Airfield,Ceremony,Control,Diplomacy,Kandahar,Politics,Talking,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2011 AFPUS Major General James L. Terry, commanding general of ISAF Regional Command (South) and 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), speaks during the handover ceremony at Kandahar airbase on July 7, 2011. Canada was to officially end its combat mission in Afghanistan on July 7, after nine years of fighting which saw it lose 157 troops and spend more than USD 11 billion dollars. With popular support for the war sapped at home, most of the nearly 3,000 Canadian soldiers, based mainly in the dangerous battleground of Kandahar, have packed up and gone home. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)