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U.S. Struggles to Maintain Order in Mosul

The northern Iraq city of Mosul sits astride the Tigris River on the main road south to the Sunni heartland and the capital, Baghdad. As a result, it is considered a key prize in the Iraq war and an intense struggle to control the streets is under way. Philip Reeves is embedded with U.S. forces in Mosul.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.