Clashes in Najaf Despite Truce Fighting between U.S. forces and gunmen loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr continues despite a cease-fire deal between the radical cleric and an Iraqi delegation. The Iraqi interim government is demanding more concessions from Sadr than those originally negotiated. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.
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Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

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Najaf Sees New Clashes Despite Truce Deal

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Fighting between U.S. forces and gunmen loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr continues despite a cease-fire deal between the radical cleric and an Iraqi delegation. The Iraqi interim government is demanding more concessions from Sadr than those originally negotiated. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

The commander of a U.S. Army Abrams tank aims his automatic rifle at a Shiite militant position Najaf, Aug. 19, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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