An injured Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition crawls for cover seconds after his position was hit by a Taliban shell fired from an 82-millimetre recoilless rifle during an ambush in Zhari district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 23 2007.

A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition (C) moves under fire as an Afghan machine gunner shoots his weapon after their position was hit by Taliban shells fired from an 82-millimeter recoilless rifle during an ambush in Zhari district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 23 2007.

Canadian troops from India Company and the NATO-led coalition evacuate a wounded Taliban fighter near Sangasar, Zari district in eastern Afghanistan, July 3 2007.

A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition conducts a night operation to flush out Taliban insurgents near Sangasar, Zahri district in eastern Afghanistan, July 3 2007.

Canadian artillery illuminated by a full moon recoils after firing in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, October 3 2009.

An Afghan National Army soldier (C), with a freshly picked rose attached to his weapon, returns from a mission to hunt for weapons caches in the Taliban stronghold of Panjwaii town, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, November 12 2007.

An Afghan National Policeman returns to his base after a patrol came under fire in the Taliban stronghold of Kolk in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, November 15 2007.

A Canadian soldier lifts weights in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, September 21 2009.

An Afghan girl watches through a bus window as Afghan National Army troops and Canadian soldiers from the NATO-led coalition conduct a foot patrol through the main market in the Taliban stronghold of Panjwaii town, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 16 2007.

A Canadian soldier walks through a dust cloud during an operation in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, September 17 2009.

Bandoliers of bullets hang from a lookout tower at Three Tank Hill base overlooking Panjwaii town in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 14 2007.

Afghan National Army soldiers head out on patrol in the Taliban stronghold of Kolk in Zahri district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, November 15 2007.