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In Hilla, U.S. Troops and Locals Get Along

In many parts of Iraq, U.S. troops face daily attacks from armed resistors. In contrast, the southern Iraqi town of Hilla has emerged as a model of peaceful cooperation between U.S. forces and Iraqis. Hear 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.