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Iraq Insurgents Gain Ground, Take Hostages

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Iraq Insurgents Gain Ground, Take Hostages

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Iraq Insurgents Gain Ground, Take Hostages

Iraq Insurgents Gain Ground, Take Hostages

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As U.S.-led forces in Iraq confront a growing insurgency, they face an ominous new developmtent: hostage-taking. American Marines continue to battle for control of the town of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. In southern Iraq, Shiite fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada Sadr are said to be in full control of two towns and parts of another. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR's Philip Reeves.

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