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Dozens Killed in Disputed U.S. Attack in Iraq

Confusion continues to surround a U.S. attack in western Iraq that killed more than 40 people. The U.S. military says the target of the air and ground assault early Wednesday was a suspected safe house for foreign fighters infiltrating Iraq from nearby Syria. But Iraqis in the area say the victims were participating in a wedding celebration. 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.