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Resentment of Sadr Simmers in Najaf

Fighting between followers of Muqtada al-Sadr and U.S. forces left much of Najaf heavily damaged. Sadr described the fighting as a struggle to defend the holy city. But in Najaf, a backlash is growing against the young cleric and his violent tactics. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.