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U.S. Paratroopers Land in Northern Iraq

About 1,000 U.S. soldiers parachute into an airfield in an area controlled by Iraqi Kurds in the latest U.S. effort to threaten the Iraqi regime from the north. In the southern cities of Basra and Nasiriyah, U.S. and British forces continue to face combat. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
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.
Steve Inskeep
Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.