NEW YORK - The Commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan has been fired amid allegations of conduct unbecoming an officer, according to a media report. Brigadier General Daniel Menard was sacked by Lt Gen Marc Lessard, who commands all Canadian troops overseas, after allegations of an inappropriate intimate relation with a member of Canadas Task Force Kandahar, Canwest News Service reported Sunday, citing military authorities. Menard, 42, who was scheduled to command NATOs largest campaign of the war in Kandahar in coming weeks, will instead return to Canada while an investigation is conducted, Canwest said. Under standing orders, Canadian personnel in Afghanistan are subject to strict rules governing behaviour with each other, and no intimate personal relationships are allowed, a military spokesman said. Until a replacement for Menard arrives from Canada, Deputy Commander Colonel Simon Hetherington will lead the countrys 2,800 troops in Afghanistan. I am not happy to bring you this news, Hetherington told reporters. It is what it is.