Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says he is forming a broad political coalition in an attempt to keep his post. Mr. Allawi spoke Wednesday, a day after another group chose rival Shi'ite politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari as their candidate. Mr. Allawi's slate won 14 percent of the vote in last month's elections, while Mr. al-Jaafari's won 48 percent. To be prime minister, a candidate needs two-thirds backing in the 275-seat transitional National Assembly. Meanwhile, the U.S. military says an American soldier and two Iraqis were killed in separate attacks in northern Iraq. And U-S funded Iraqi state television broadcast footage of alleged Iraqi insurgents saying Syrian intelligence trained them to behead people and attack U.S. and Iraqi troops. The al-Iraqia video also includes a purported Syrian intelligence agent who says the group was recruited to cause chaos in Iraq. There has been no comment on the broadcast from Damascus or Washington.