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Watch The Canadian Army Fight Taliban Insurgents In Afghanistan During Operation Zahar

October 07, 2016

Canadian forces are one of those underestimated forces in the world. While U.S., British, Russian and Chinese get all the headlines, the northern neighbor just works with an everyday workman mentality. Historically, Canadian forces have done their job playing a role in a greater effort in which Americans, deservingly so, and other countries get the major headlines for leading the coalitions and major battles. If you lead the fight, you get the headlines is how it generally works.

But Canadians offer assistance and aren’t ones to back down.

Such was the case during Afghanistan operations. In country as part of the NATO contingent, the Canadians joined the fight without much fanfare. In this video, the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, a primary reserve infantry unit of the Canadian Army based on Ontario, fights Taliban insurgents during Operation Zahar (“sword”) in the Zhari District in the Kandahar Province.

Underestimated or not, these guys dish it out.


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