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Insurgent Attacks Said to Rise 25 Percent

A Defense Department official says insurgent attacks against Iraqis and U.S.-led forces are up 25 percent since Ramadan began last week. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said insurgents receive some funds from outside Iraq. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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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.