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At Least 24 Dead as Mortar Attacks Intensify in Iraq

Insurgents in Iraq unleash one of the heaviest mortar and rocket barrages yet in Baghdad. Dozens were reported dead, including some who were reported killed when a U.S. helicopter fired on a disabled U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle as Iraqis celebrated around it. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.