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Iraq Update: Shiites, U.S. Forces Battle in Najaf

NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Luke Baker of Reuters about the latest news from Iraq, including the power struggle between interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and Islamic cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Fighting continues between militias loyal to al-Sadr and soldiers of the newly minted Iraqi army and the U.S.-led military coalition.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.