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War Update: Basra Water

NPR's Michael Sullivan reports that while security remains an issue in the southern port city of Basra in Iraq, the real issue for the city's million residents is water. A month after the war in Iraq began, there still is no running water in Basra and what fresh water there is is being trucked in to be distributed, by the bucket, by British Marines.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.

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