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Iraqi Cleric Sadr Vows a Fight to the Death

As fighting continues in Najaf for the fifth day, radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr vows to fight to the death. Authorities announced a curfew in part of eastern Baghdad, where Sadr supporters have been battling Iraqi and foreign troops. Meanwhile, five British soldiers were wounded in clashes in the southernmost city of Basra. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.