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Iraq reconstruction made “significant progress” despite setbacks: Pentagon

The reconstruction of Iraq has made “significant progress” in recent months despite “shortfalls and deficiencies,” according to a Pentagon report. Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, said in a quarterly report published Monday that oil production remained below pre-war levels and that “Iraqis are not yet fully benefiting from their nation’s enormous oil supply.” The report also says 67 percent of the 21 billion dollars for reconstruction had been spent, and only two billion dollars more need to be allocated. Full Story

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