Najaf: Impasse in a War Zone
U.S. tanks have pulled close to the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, but will not be allowed to clear out fighters loyal to cleric Muqtadar al-Sadr. The politics of the Shiite world have led to an impasse, and appear to have paralyzed the Iraqi government. But Najaf is now a real war zone. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.
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