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War Update: The Fall of Mosul

The northern city of Mosul, Iraq, falls peacefully after being abandoned by Iraqi forces early today. Kurdish militiamen and small numbers of U.S. troops entered Mosul following the Iraqi withdrawal. But the city, like others in the country, has been overtaken by a wave of looting and near-anarchy. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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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.