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Pentagon: Resistance from 'Fedayeen' Forces Unexpected

Pentagon rethinks its strategy in the U.S. advance toward Baghdad as troops face unexpected levels of resistance from a group of Iraq's irregular forces. The Fedayeen fighters, who dress in civilian clothes and attack U.S. tanks and vehicles from pickup trucks, have slowed the movement of U.S. and British forces. Hear NPR's Tom Gjelten.

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Tom Gjelten reports on religion, faith, and belief for NPR News, a beat that encompasses such areas as the changing religious landscape in America, the formation of personal identity, the role of religion in politics, and conflict arising from religious differences. His reporting draws on his many years covering national and international news from posts in Washington and around the world.