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Najaf Unrest Extends Iraqi Conference in Baghdad

The U.N.-organized Iraqi National Conference adds a day, reflecting uncertainty over violence in the Shiite city of Najaf. Delegates gathered in Baghdad to appoint an assembly to organize national elections have so far been distracted by the situation in Najaf. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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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.