The Ceasefire.ca ad campaign continued this week, targeting political circles in Ottawa by running a second ad in the Hill Times. The ad calls on Prime Minister Harper to “Call off the attack on Kandahar,” an Afghanistan military offensive expected at the end of the summer.
The planned operation, which has been beset by delays and setbacks, risks even more civilian casualties, which have spiked this year.
But still, the prospect for heavy fighting remains. AP reports that, “the United States expects heavy fighting around the key Afghan city of Kandahar through this fall, one Pentagon official said Wednesday, dimming hopes for big gains in the war ahead of U.S. elections and a White House review of its war strategy.”