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U.S. Captures Saddam's Suspected Bodyguards

U.S. officials say several Iraqis suspected of being bodyguards of Saddam Hussein are in U.S. custody. Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno says U.S. forces "continue to tighten the noose" around the former Iraqi dictator. Earlier this week, Saddam's two eldest sons were killed in a gunfight with U.S. troops. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.