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Al-Sadr, U.S. Agree to Truce in Najaf

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Al-Sadr, U.S. Agree to Truce in Najaf

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Al-Sadr, U.S. Agree to Truce in Najaf

Al-Sadr, U.S. Agree to Truce in Najaf

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U.S. forces suspend offensive operations in Najaf and radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr promises to pull his armed supporters out of the city in the latest sign of a potential end to the standoff there. U.S.-led military and militia loyal to the Shiite leader have been engaged in skirmishes in the area for nearly two months. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.