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Poll: Fewer Afghans think NATO, U.S. can arrest violence

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans have less faith now than a year ago in the ability of U.S.-led NATO forces to control violence in their country, according to a poll released Monday.

The public sentiment in the survey by international media contrasts with attempts by the coalition to highlight pockets of progress ahead of President Barack Obama's review of the U.S. war strategy, which is expected within days.

The poll found that 36 percent of Afghans express confidence in U.S. and NATO forces to provide security and stability — down from 48 percent last year.

It also found that acceptance of attacks against U.S. forces has risen sharply even as the coalition works to curtail civilian deaths.

Poll: Fewer Afghans think NATO, U.S. can arrest violence 12/06/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 1:38pm]
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