Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 19, 2013 12:22 ET

Media Advisory: 100 Images from Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2013) - The Canadian Armed Forces are marking more than 12 years of service in Afghanistan. The largest deployment of Canadian Armed Forces personnel since the Second World War will draw to a close on March 31, 2014. Beginning on December 22, 2013, the Department of National Defence will highlight one photograph a day taken during the mission for a total of a select 100 images.

What: One photograph will be highlighted daily for the last 100 days of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan.
Starting: Sunday, December 22, 2013 to March 31, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Where: Twitter: @CFOperations
Flickr: CF Operations

Canada has proudly played a part in the international effort to build a more secure, stable, well-governed and prosperous Afghanistan. Building on and reinforcing the gains made over the past 12 years, Canada will continue to play an important role in supporting efforts toward a better future for all Afghans. To this end, Canada has committed $330 million to help sustain the Afghan National Security Forces and $227 million in development assistance between 2015-2017.

Notes to editor/news director:

The photographs that were taken over the last 12 years will be unveiled on Twitter and housed on Flickr.

For more information, please contact Captain Indira Thackorie at indira.thackorie@forces.gc.ca or at (daytime) 613-998-4008, (evening) 613-410-5940.

Photographs and video of Op ATTENTION (Canada's current mission in Afghanistan) can be found on the combat camera website. Please search for photos and video of Operation ATTENTION

More information on Canada's mission in Afghanistan is available at the following website dedicated to Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan.

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