Shiite Clerics Look to End Deadly Najaf Siege

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Reuters correspondent Michael Georgy, reporting from Iraq about new developments in the ongoing siege of Najaf. On Thursday, Iraq's leading Shiite clerics held a peace conference in the holy city in hopes of ending the standoff between U.S.-led forces and insurgents loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

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