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Funeral Held for Italian Intelligence Agent Killed in Iraq

Italy holds a funeral for the intelligence officer killed in Iraq last week when U.S. forces fired on the car transporting a freed hostage, journalist Giuliana Sgrena. Sgrena has suggested Americans may have deliberately targeted her; the U.S. has rejected that claim.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.