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US-Led Forces Focus on South, East for Afghan Election

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are stepping up efforts to improve security before next month’s election, focusing on the south and southeast where militants have been most active, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.But members of the 18,000-strong force will not be stationed at any of the 25,000 polling booths on Oct. 9 when Afghans take part in their first ever direct presidential ballot. Presidential candidates and non-governmental organizations have complained that the international community has failed to do enough to provide a safe environment for the election.Full Story

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