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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Sangin Valley Now Cleared - Ready for Elections
A good news story from the ISAF information gurus say that the Sangin Valley is now more safe as a result of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) clearing the valley prior to the elections. ANSF forces from the 2nd and 3rd Brigades of the 215th Corps along with members of the Afghan Uniform Police and other ANSF elements conducted the "completely Afghan-led operation" with only advisor-related help from coalition forces (that would be SFAAT 2-215). The operation took place over a nine day period ending 4 February and was designed to offer a better environment for potential voters and the local populace. Presumably the Taliban will not be able to re-infiltrate into the Sangin Valley in the time between February 4 and April 5 in order to disrupt the elections. Read more in "Afghans clear Sangin Valley prior to elections", DVIDS, February 8, 2014. Learn more about the Sangin Valley here.