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Iraqi Insurgents Targeting Civilians

The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq says the insurgency is increasingly targeting civilians in what may be a strategic shift in tactics. Over the past week, eight American and European civilian aid workers were killed in three separate ambushes. Attacks against Iraqis working with the U.S.-led occupation have also become common. 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.