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U.S. Begins Major Assault on Fallujah Insurgents

NPR's Noah Adams speaks with NPR's Philip Reeves in Iraq about the start of a major U.S.-led military action in the city of Fallujah aimed at ending insurgent activity. Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Monday officially authorized military action in the city, a key stronghold in the so-called Sunni Triangle.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.