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Looting Eases in Baghdad, Tensions Rise in Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit falls to U.S. forces with only sporadic fighting. Meanwhile in Baghdad's suburb of Saddam City, Iraqi citizens, led by Muslim clerics, take the lead in suppressing continued looting. NPR's Michele Norris talks to Matthew Fisher of Canada's National Post newspaper in Tikrit, and hear from NPR's Ivan Watson in Saddam City.

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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.