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Fighting Escalates in Shiite-Dominated Areas

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Fighting Escalates in Shiite-Dominated Areas

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Fighting Escalates in Shiite-Dominated Areas

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An armed Iraqi Shiite militiaman surveys a checkpoint in the eastern Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, August 6, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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U.S. troops continue to clash with militiamen loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, Sadr City and Basra — all Shiite strongholds. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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