Harper on hand to greet last Canadian troops coming home from Afghanistan

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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston are welcoming home the last Canadian troops from Afghanistan.

They are among the families and friends filling a hangar in Ottawa for an emotional reunion.

The final 93 soldiers, who touched down on Canadian soil in a burly C-17 transport plane, are being greeted with cheers, tears and welcome home signs.

The plane was escorted by a pair of CF-18 fighter jets.

The Canadians formally lowered their flag in Kabul last week, marking the end of a long mission that cost the lives of 158 soldiers.

Families of some of those casualties are also on hand to greet the last detachment.

Geographic location: Afghanistan, OTTAWA, Kabul

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  • Daniel Joseph
    March 18, 2014 - 17:49

    Give Harper credit, he got them out before that pathetic wimp Obama left them to the mercy of the Taliban. Pray we never support another American led fiasco unless they have a President with brains, a community organizer taking on the head of the KGB, his red line for Syria, Iran and Russia turned out to be a great big YELLOW STREAK running down his back side. Our Troops deserved better than this in Afghanistan, Obama and his muslim buddies got away with the murder of hundreds of allied Soldiers.

  • PHOTO OP
    March 18, 2014 - 13:47

    Harper is just there to get his photo taken. If any of you troops need any assistance later he will not be there. Just ask those that came before you.