Canada ending battle mission in Afghanistan.

Canadian soldiers aim their C7 rifle and a C9A2 light…

Canadian soldiers aim their C7 rifle and a C9A2 light machine gun during the Huey Day Raid training exercise at K-9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., April 11, 2011. U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers are taking part in Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-11 hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS) 1. The soldiers are assigned to November Company, 3rd Royal Canadian Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick P. Evenson/Released)

Canada is formally completing its fighting mission in Afghanistan this week, a move that marks the end of a robust combat presence centered in the dangerous and violent southern province of Kandahar.

The Canadian military on Tuesday formally transferred its last district in the province to the United States, where the U.S. 3rd Battalion 21st Regiment took over from the Canadian 1st Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment.

On Thursday, Canadian Brig. Gen. Dean Milner will transfer command of NATO-led troops in Kandahar’s Panjwai and Dand districts to U.S. command.

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Canadian soldiers take part during the Huey Day Raid training exercise at K-9 Village, Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., April 11, 2011. U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers are taking part in Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-11 hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS) 1. The soldiers are assigned to November Company, 3rd Royal Canadian Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick P. Evenson/Released)

Source: Joe Sterling CNN.

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