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Fighting Undermines Truce in Najaf

Fierce fighting erupts in Najaf, endangering a wary truce between U.S. Marines and armed militia under the control of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. At least one U.S. soldier was killed, as well as more than a dozen Iraqis. Hear Scott Baldauf of The Christian Science Monitor and NPR's Michele Norris.

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