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Italian Journalist Describes Checkpoint Shooting

The freed Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena, who was injured when U.S. troops opened fire on her vehicle in Iraq, says she feared U.S. forces would interfere with the operation to secure her release. An Italian intelligence agent died in the incident, which the White House called a horrific accident. Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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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.