Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan: a video timeline

As Canada officially ends its engagement in Afghanistan, which started in 2002, CBC News takes a look back at the most memorable moments of this highly controversial mission.

Canada pulling out of war-torn country this month

Out of Afghanistan - Canada's 12-year war

8 years ago
Duration 6:57
Canada's commitment to quash the Taliban has left indelible marks on many Canadian families. The war has left many broken hearts across our country. 6:57

As Canada officially ends its engagement in Afghanistan this month, which started in 2002, many observers are reflecting on the costs of the mission, and asking what it accomplished.

From Canada's decision to join the U.S.-led mission to the Afghan detainees scandal to the proportionately high toll of Canadian casualties, the deployment was highly controversial.

CBC News takes a look back at the most memorable moments of Canada's experience in Afghanistan.


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