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Shiite Groups Say U.S.-Led Security Inadequate

Leaders of Iraq's Shiite majority criticize U.S.-led forces for what it sees as inefficient security at its holy sites. In an effort to step up security, Shiite militias are expanding their role in policing, establishing checkpoints and patrols, but U.S. forces demand they disband by today. 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.
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