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Insurgent Attacks Said to Rise 25 Percent

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Insurgent Attacks Said to Rise 25 Percent

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Insurgent Attacks Said to Rise 25 Percent

Insurgent Attacks Said to Rise 25 Percent

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Smoke rises from a mortar blast in Mosul as Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi prepares to leave the nearby landing zone, Oct. 21, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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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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