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Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight ISIS militants in an echo of the "Awakening" movement that drove Al-Qaeda from the country six years ago.A host of talks are going on between American and Iraqi officials and Iraqi Sunni groups, security officials from Iraq and the U.S. say.Sunni militants who fought U.S. troops and the Shiite-led government after Saddam Hussein was overthrown are also being approached.Talking to insurgent groups who killed U.S. troops will be contentious in the United States as well as in Iraq, where some of the Shiite majority are concerned about Washington supporting Sunni militants.A U.S. diplomat said that there are a number of Iraqi Sunni "moderate" tribal leaders who have been traveling to Sunni states and U.S. allies Qatar and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks and asking for support from the Gulf to kick ISIS out.Sheikh Ali Hatem Suleiman, one of the leaders of the Sunni revolt against the Shiite-led government, is also reported to be being courted by the U.S. to turn against ISIS.
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