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U.S. Forces Raid Baghdad; British Take Basra

In central Baghdad, U.S. forces surround at least one presidential palace and move toward the Information Ministry. In southern Iraq, British troops consolidate their hold on Basra, where they reportedly find the body of "Chemical Ali," an Iraqi general who allegedly ordered poison gas attacks on Iraqi Kurds in 1988. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer and NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt
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.