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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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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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