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Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

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Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

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Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

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The commander of a U.S. Army Abrams tank aims his automatic rifle at a Shiite militant position Najaf, Aug. 19, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Fighting between U.S. forces and gunmen loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr continues despite a cease-fire deal between the radical cleric and an Iraqi delegation. The Iraqi interim government is demanding more concessions from Sadr than those originally negotiated. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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