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Peace Deal Quiets Gun Battles in Najaf

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Peace Deal Quiets Gun Battles in Najaf

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Peace Deal Quiets Gun Battles in Najaf

Peace Deal Quiets Gun Battles in Najaf

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Militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr leave the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, honoring a peace agreement brokered by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. U.S. troops are still deployed in Najaf, but are expected to pull out soon under the terms of the deal reached Thursday. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.