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U.S. Troops Edge Closer to Baghdad Amid Resistance

Battling a fierce sandstorm, U.S. forces continue their drive north toward Baghdad. The Army's 3rd Infantry Division makes its way within 50 miles of the capital, where it encounters some of the strongest resistance in the six-day campaign. And the U.S. military sends in helicopters to attack an elite Republican Guard division near Baghdad. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.