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Holiday in Iraq Comes After a Spurt of Violence

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Friday, at the end of a week in which at least one U.S. soldier was killed every day. With intense fighting in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, some question what effect the holiday will have on peace efforts. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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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.