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Iraq Militias

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Iraq Militias

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U.S. officials say they won't tolerate independent militias in Iraq, although they appear to be accommodating some. In Najaf, where a massive car bomb killed a leading Shiite cleric last month, the Badr Brigade military arm of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq is now working in coordination and with the permission of the U.S. forces. NPR's Emily Harris explains.

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