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War Update II

U.S. forces are on the outskirts of Baghdad. Several key points of access to the capital now are under U.S. control. NPR's Eric Westervelt, embedded with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, provides a view of the fighting near Baghdad over the last 24 hours.

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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.