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U.S. Troops Take Baghdad Airport

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U.S. Troops Take Baghdad Airport

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U.S. Troops Take Baghdad Airport

U.S. Troops Take Baghdad Airport

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U.S. troops seize Baghdad's main airport, 12 miles outside the city. Pentagon officials are pleased with the gains made, but still fear stronger opposition as they move forward. Saddam Hussein appears on TV to exhort the people of Baghdad to fight back. NPR's Bob Edwards speaks with NPR's Nick Spicer.

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