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Journalists in war zones


A team of Quebec journalists is currently in Kandahar, one of
the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan. “The Canadian
Forces are so happy to see the Quebec media on site — a very 2777
rare event — they are opening all the doors without hiding, 2412
without stonewalling. The restrictions are minimal.” Civilians killed 2118

Military fatailties 2
A total of
2,777 civilians
1523
Nourestan died in 2010,
21 soldiers died or were
declared dead on bases 5 which is an
increase of
or in hospitals outside Kabul approxi-
of Afghanistan mately 15%
Deaths of coalition compared
2007 2008 2009 2010
to 2009.
soldiers Canada has lost more soldiers in Afghanistan than
in any conflict since the Korean War (1950-1953).
Photographer :
Daniel Mallard 121 3 154 people have died since the Afghan mission began
in 2002, and nearly 80% of the deaths were in Kandahar.
1 to 25 Zabul
26 to 50 100
Fatalities since Oct. 2001
51 to 100
101 to 200
> 200
Coalition: 2,373 Canada: 154
2 Not included in the graphic: 80
Journalist : Helmand Kandahar Roughly 9,000 Afghan soldiers
Jean-Francois Racine and 10,000 civilians dead.

Kandahar 60
The Tarnak farm incident February 24, 2006: Canadian Forces
The first four Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan on officially assume operational control of
the night of April 18, 2002, when two American F-16s
accidentally targeted them. The pilots mistook their
coalition forces in Kandahar Province.
40
training exercise for insurgent activity.
Eight others were injured.
20
September 11
attacks
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Sources: UN; icasualties.org; ABC News; Government of Canada

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