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Iraq Update: Al-Sadr Loyalists Battle for Control of Najaf

NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Scott Baldauf of The Christian Science Monitor, reporting from Baghdad on the religious significance of the city of Najaf and the ongoing skirmishes between militias loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, U.S.-led forces and the newly minted Iraqi army.

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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.