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Weather Hampers U.S. Advance Toward Baghdad

Fierce sandstorms over Baghdad and the surrounding area cause delays for U.S. forces advancing toward Baghdad. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division makes its way within 70 miles of the capital, where it encounters some of the strongest resistance in the six-day campaign. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.