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Disorder Spreading in Iraqi Cities

The northern city of Mosul falls peacefully as Iraqi defenders withdraw, but a wave of looting follows. Baghdad is in a state of near anarchy. U.S. troops seek to restore order in some spots, but Pentagon officials warn the military won't act as a police force in Iraq. Hear from NPR's Ivan Watson in Mosul and Washington Post reporter Anthony Shadid in Baghdad.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.