Battles Ease, Iraq PM Offers Amnesty for Some

A masked Iraqi Shite militiaman dashes across a street in Sadr City.

A masked Iraqi Shite militiaman dashes across a street, carrying a rocket propelled grenade launcher, near a graffiti reading in Arabic "No Bush" in the east Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. Reuters hide caption

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A masked Iraqi Shite militiaman dashes across a street in Sadr City.

A masked Iraqi Shite militiaman dashes across a street, carrying a rocket propelled grenade launcher, near a graffiti reading in Arabic "No Bush" in the east Baghdad suburb of Sadr city. Reuters hide caption

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Clashes between Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters and U.S. forces continue to erupt in Baghdad and Najaf, but reportedly the battles have lessened in intensity. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi extends an olive branch. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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