Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Canada and Afganistan

With the recent death of 6 more Canadian soldiers, the total death toll has come to 51 since the start of Canadians being in Afghanistan in 2002.

I was reading in the newspaper yesterday about all the deaths and they was a trend I noticed from last year. There were 25 deaths from mid July to mid October last year - 1/2 of all the deaths in teh last five years in one three month period. I presume that this was because there was a summer offensive by both sides.

I suspect the Taliban will try another summer offensive, so I would suspect that people in Canada should expect there to be an increase in deaths in Afghanistan over the summer.
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