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Cleric Rejects Deal to End Najaf Mosque Siege

NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Christian Science Monitor reporter Scott Baldauf, reporting from the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf, Iraq. Insurgent leader and Islamic cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has rejected an earlier deal calling for him and his followers to disarm and leave the holy site. The interim Iraqi government could respond with military force.

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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.