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