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20 November 2007

Ottawa Citizen (Ontario) / CanWest News Service

KITCHENER, Ontario — The gleaming steel cylinder is almost half as long as the average billiard cue but feels 10 times heavier. It will be dulled to black when it is transformed into an essential component of the basic weapon of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan — the barrel of the C7 assault rifle, through which some 20,000 bullets will flash before the weapon outlives its usefulness. Canadian soldiers in southern Afghanistan are making record use of guns and... (

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