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Iraqi Government Makes Peace Offering

Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi attempts to quell rebellion by granting amnesty to some Iraqi insurgents. Meanwhile, American troops clash for a third day with Shiite militiamen loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr in Baghdad and Najaf. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.