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Fighting Intensifies as U.S. Troops Near Baghdad

U.S. forces launch a two-pronged attack on Iraqi troops defending Baghdad. Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks says Iraq's elite Republican Guard is "under serious attack" and the "dagger is clearly pointed at the heart of the regime." Southeast of the Iraqi capital, troops capture a key bridge over the Tigris River. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer.

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