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Marines Grow Impatient in Fallujah

Gun battles continue to mar the cease-fire between U.S. Marines and insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq. The sporadic violence has reportedly led some Marine commanders to becoming impatient with political efforts to defuse the situation. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and KPBS reporter Eric Niiler.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.