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Taliban Recruiting School Boys to Fight

Taliban rebels are emptying Islamic boarding schools of students in a desperate drive to recruit fighters, including teenage boys, before next month’s legislative elections, the U.S. military’s operational commander in Afghanistan told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday. But Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya said that despite the rebel threat and a spike in U.S. casualties in a spate of attacks, the 20,000 American forces in Afghanistan are enough to safeguard the polls, the next key step toward democracy.Full Story

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