Some Iraqi Insurgents May Be Ready to Negotiate

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An Iraqi fireman walks away from a burning oil pipeline fire near the northern town of Baiji on June 8, 2005. Iraq's oil exports through its northern pipeline to Turkey remain halted. Amer Salman /Reuters hide caption

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An Iraqi fireman walks away from a burning oil pipeline fire near the northern town of Baiji.

An Iraqi fireman walks away from a burning oil pipeline fire near the northern town of Baiji on June 8, 2005. Iraq's oil exports through its northern pipeline to Turkey remain halted.

Amer Salman /Reuters

There are prospects for talks between the Iraqi government and at least some of the leaders of Iraq's insurgency. Western diplomats confirm that some insurgent leaders have been reaching out to Iraqi and U.S. officials about ways to end the violence and enter the political dialogue.

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