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119th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Globe and Mail brings the sad news this afternoon that, “Private Alexandre (Pelo) Péloquin of the Vandoos, aged 20, was killed (today) during a foot patrol. …Private Péloquin is the 119th soldier killed as part of Canada’s mission to Afghanistan, and the first fatality since the end of April.”

The Council of Canadians is calling for the immediate and safe withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan.

Our statement on the conflict in Afghanistan is at www.canadians.org/peace/issues/conflict_statement.html. Other information may be read at www.canadians.org/peace/.

The Globe and Mail report is at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-killed-in-afghanistan/article1173477/.