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'Pockets of Resistance' Meet U.S. Troops Near Basra

U.S. and British forces hold most of the territory around the port of Umm Qasr and the larger city of Basra in southeastern Iraq, but are engaged in street-to-street fighting against pockets of resistance. In Nasiriyah, 100 miles north of Basra, U.S. troops hold a bridge over the Euphrates River and set their sights on a nearby airfield. Hear NPR's Neal Conan and NPR's Mike Shuster.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.
Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.