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U.S. Troops Engage in Battles in Southern Iraq

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U.S. Troops Engage in Battles in Southern Iraq

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U.S. Troops Engage in Battles in Southern Iraq

U.S. Troops Engage in Battles in Southern Iraq

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U.S. military officials say at least two dozen Iraqi fighters died in a battle between U.S.-led forces and supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala. Meanwhile, militants who beheaded American civilian Nick Berg threaten more revenge killings over the U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.