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Kirkuk Council Assembled Amid Tensions

In the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk, nearly 300 invited delegates meet to choose a 30-member municipal council with help from American organizers. A final announcement of the council's composition was delayed until Sunday after objections from some participants. 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.