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Iraqi Division Guarding Basra Surrenders

An entire division of 8,000 Iraqi soldiers surrenders in southeastern Iraq, according to the Pentagon. Iraq's 51st mechanized division was the main defender of the key port city of Basra. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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Mike Shuster
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.