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Ongoing Kufa, Najaf Battles Threaten Truce

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Ongoing Kufa, Najaf Battles Threaten Truce

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Ongoing Kufa, Najaf Battles Threaten Truce

Ongoing Kufa, Najaf Battles Threaten Truce

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Two U.S. soldiers and several dozen Iraqi militiamen are dead after overnight gun battles in the Iraqi city of Kufa. The continuing fighting in Kufa and in the nearby city of Najaf threaten last week's truce between the U.S. military and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports.

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