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Iraq Braces for Increased Violence as June 30 Nears

In the wake of coordinated attacks in five cities that killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more, Iraq's interim prime minister vows to "crush" insurgents and protect the Iraqi people. In Baghdad, security is stepped up, as U.S. officials warn of increased attacks as the June 30 transfer of power to the Iraqis approaches. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.

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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.