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Iraqi Forces and Patrolling Baghdad's Haifa Street

Haifa Street has long been one of the most dangerous in Baghdad. Insurgents stage regular attacks on American troops patrolling the road. Now, the Iraqi Army is taking over the mission, but the U.S. military can't depart just yet. Deborah Amos reports from Baghdad on how the Iraqis are doing.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.