April 27, 2022
WAR #3 – Tarnak Farms
All of a sudden, they see a blast, and chaos surrounds them. What happens next would change their lives—and the Canadian military—forever.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts
Noor Azrieh
Associate Producer

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Bill Wilson and Chris Kopp were two of the first Canadian soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

One night in April 2002, they were at a training exercise at Tarnak Farms, Osama Bin Laden’s old hideout outside of Kandahar.

All of a sudden, they see a blast, and chaos surrounds them. What happens next would change their lives — and the Canadian military — forever.


Featured in this episode: Chris Kopp, Bill Wilson, Michael Friscolanti, Eugene Lang


To learn more:

Friendly Fire by Michael Friscolanti

“Lest we forget: Each year, three Canadian medics who served in Afghanistan take stock of their war” by Ted Barris in Zoomer


Additional music from Audio Network


This episode is brought to you by Rotman’s Risk Management Program, Oxio, Ground News, 22 Murders


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