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Violence Continues in Najaf

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Violence Continues in Najaf

Iraq

Violence Continues in Najaf

Violence Continues in Najaf

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Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr surround the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf. Reuters hide caption

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Fighting continues in Najaf between U.S. forces and militiamen loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The militia remain concentrated in and around the Imam Ali shrine.

Elsewhere in Iraq, French-American journalist Micah Garen has apparently been released after being held captive for a week. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.