Since 2005, Canadian troops have been fighting in Afghanistan against terrorists.
Now, Canadian soldiers are ending their mission in Afghanistan.
Troops will start coming home in July, with some staying on for another three years or so—not to fight, but to train the army and police in Afghanistan so they can take care of their own people.
Canadian soldiers were first sent to Afghanistan in 2001. Their duties were not to fight.
They were to make sure Canada would be safe from terrorists, to show Canadian leadership around the world, and to help Afghanistan rebuild.