© 2024 WFAE

Mailing Address:
WFAE 90.7
P.O. Box 896890
Charlotte, NC 28289-6890
Tax ID: 56-1803808
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Najaf: Impasse in a War Zone

U.S. tanks have pulled close to the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, but will not be allowed to clear out fighters loyal to cleric Muqtadar al-Sadr. The politics of the Shiite world have led to an impasse, and appear to have paralyzed the Iraqi government. But Najaf is now a real war zone. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

Copyright 2004 NPR

Tags
Morning EditionAll Things Considered
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.