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U.S. Halts Najaf Offensive after Sadr Truce Deal

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U.S. Halts Najaf Offensive after Sadr Truce Deal

U.S. Halts Najaf Offensive after Sadr Truce Deal

U.S. Halts Najaf Offensive after Sadr Truce Deal

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The U.S. military suspends offensive operations in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. The move is part of a deal, brokered by Shiite leaders, to have insurgent cleric Muqtada al-Sadr withdraw his militia from the besieged city. Sadr's fighters have suffered heavy casualties in recent clashes with U.S. forces. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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