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Zarqawi Group Says It Executed Iraqi Soldiers

A group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claims responsibility for killing 49 soldiers from the new Iraqi Army. The men, unarmed as they traveled home after training, were shot in a mass execution near the Iranian border. Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and NPR's Emily Harris.

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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.
International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.