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Iraqi Pact Against al-Qaida May Soon Crumble

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Iraqi Pact Against al-Qaida May Soon Crumble

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Iraqi Pact Against al-Qaida May Soon Crumble

Iraqi Pact Against al-Qaida May Soon Crumble

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Iraq's hard-won security gains are under threat, according to Sunni tribal leaders who led the so-called "awakening movement" against insurgents.

Faced with a skeptical Shiite-led Iraqi government and opposition from other Sunni political parties, sheiks from the volatile Anbar province say they see no reason to keep fighting al-Qaida in Iraq if their people are going to be denied political rewards and economic development.