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Allawi Promises Aid to Undercut Insurgency

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Allawi Promises Aid to Undercut Insurgency

Allawi Promises Aid to Undercut Insurgency

Allawi Promises Aid to Undercut Insurgency

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Iraq's interim government seeks to persuade both Sunni and Shiite leaders to stop supporting the anti-U.S. insurgency. Prime Minister Iyad Allawi promised funds for reconstruction projects in the restive Baghdad district of Sadr City. He has used similar tactics in talks with tribal leaders from the rebellious Sunni triangle. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.