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Iraqi Rebels to Receive Up to $6M

June 14, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An Iraqi rebel coalition that is undergoing an audit by the State Department’s inspector general will receive up to $6 million in additional U.S. assistance.

Philip Reeker, a department spokesman, said Thursday that assistance to the Iraqi National Congress was not inconsistent with the audit that was announced on Monday.

The group already has received $4.3 million in a program designed to try to remove President Saddam Hussein from office.

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