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Letter Asks al Qaeda to Aid Iraqi Insurgency

U.S. officials say a letter seized in Iraq shows that the insurgency there is having difficulty taking root. The 17-page letter, on a computer disc taken from a man entering Iraq from Iran, is purported to be from Jordanian militant Abu Musab Zarqawi. Officials say the letter seeks aid from al Qaeda in fomenting violence to disrupt the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. 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.