NPR logo

Najaf Sees Heavy Fighting, Reporter Freed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3864841/3864842" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Najaf Sees Heavy Fighting, Reporter Freed

Iraq

Najaf Sees Heavy Fighting, Reporter Freed

Najaf Sees Heavy Fighting, Reporter Freed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/3864841/3864842" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
A U.S. Army Bradley armored vehicle rolls over a broken wall in Najaf, Aug.22, 2004.

A U.S. Army Bradley armored vehicle rolls over a broken wall in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, Aug. 22, 2004. Reuters hide caption

toggle caption Reuters

U.S. forces and Shiite militia engage in heavy fighting, as the standoff in Najaf drags on. In Nasariyah, an American journalist held hostage is freed. Elsewhere, four U.S. Marines die in clashes with Sunni insurgents. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.