U.S. Initiates Reconstruction Program in Baghdad Slum The vast slum of Sadr City in Baghdad was the scene of heavy fighting in August and September between U.S. troops and supporters of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The district is largely quiet now, and U.S. commanders are preparing to launch a major reconstruction program that will give jobs to thousands of slum-dwellers. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

U.S. Initiates Reconstruction Program in Baghdad Slum

U.S. Initiates Reconstruction Program in Baghdad Slum

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The vast slum of Sadr City in Baghdad was the scene of heavy fighting in August and September between U.S. troops and supporters of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. The district is largely quiet now, and U.S. commanders are preparing to launch a major reconstruction program that will give jobs to thousands of slum-dwellers. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

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