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Iraq official says Syrian help needed

Iraq will spend more on jobs and reconstruction to battle the insurgency in the restive west, but neighboring Syria must clamp down on terrorists crossing the border, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh said Thursday. Saleh met with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and told a Pentagon news conference he did not request more American troops for Anbar province because that would be a military decision. Full Story

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