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US General: Coalition Forces to Play Minor Security Role in Iraq Elections

A U.S. general in Iraq says coalition forces will play only a minor security role during Iraq's January 30 election.

U.S. Brigadier General Carter Ham, head of multinational forces in northwestern Iraq, told reporters that although the size of Iraq's security forces has diminished, there are sufficient numbers to secure polling stations and surrounding areas. He said coalition forces will be nearby and will be able to respond quickly if asked for help.

General Ham's comments Saturday came as Iraqi officials unveiled security measures for the election.

Officials say voters in the violence-ridden provinces of al-Anbar and Ninevah will be allowed to register and vote on the same day. Officials also announced plans to restrict travel and ban traffic around polling stations to prevent car bombings.

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