- Title: IRAQ: US. TROOPS SECURE MOSUL./ LOOTING CONTINUES IN BAGHDAD
- Date: 11th April 2003
- Summary: (W3)BAGHDAD, IRAQ (APRIL 11, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. WIDE OF U.S. TROOPS AND ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER AT ROADBLOCK 0.08 2. SLV THREE U.S.SOLDIERS STANDING ACROSS ROAD 0.14 3. WIDE OF SPIKES LAID ACROSS ROAD 0.19 4. CLOSE-UP OF SPIKES OF ROAD BLOCK ACROSS ROAD 0.23 5. WIDE OF IRAQIS SEATED IN ROW ON THE GROUND 0.30 6. CLOSE-UP OF A MAN CROUCHING ON GROUND, WATCHING THE SCENE 0.32 7. SLV OF GROUP OF IRAQI MEN STANDING TALKING 0.38 8. WIDE OF CROWD OF IRAQIS ACROSS ROAD 0.39 9. CLOSE-UP OF MAN CUDDLING CHILD 0.43 10. WIDE OF EXTERIOR OF BUILDING WITH STATUE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN HOL.DING RIFLE , IN FRONT OF IT 0.49 11. CLOSE-UP OF STATUE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN HOLDING RIFLE ALOFT 0.51 12. SLV TWO MEN WHEELING TRUCK ALONG ROAD 0.56 13. SLV DAMAGED, MUDDY CAR DRIVING BY LOADED WITH LOOTED GOODS, PASSING VAN 1.06 14. SLV WOMAN PUSHING LOOTED TROLLEY ALONG ROAD 1.10 15. SLV ANOTHER WOMAN PUSHING ANOTHER TROLLEY ALONG STREET 1.19 16. CLOSE OF EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL, SIGN ABOVE ENTRANCE 1.22 17. SMV MAN CARRYING LOOTED GOODS FROM BUILDING 1.28 18. SLV MEN PUSHING MORE LOOTED FURNITURE ON TROLLEY 1.38 19. WIDE OF PEOPLE STANDING AMONG LITTER LYING ON GROUND/ MAN CARRYING AWAY A PICTURE 1.51 20. SLV MORE PEOPLE PUSHING TROLLEYS AND LOOT AWAY 1.56 21. SLV MEN WALKING DOWN STREET TOWARDS STATUE OF SADDAM 2.05 22. WIDE OF INTERIOR OF HOSPITAL AND PAPERS LITTERING THE FLOOR 2.10 23. WIDE OF EXTERIOR OF BUILDING WITH SMOKE COMING OUT OF WINDOWS 2.14 24. CLOSE-UP OF FLAMES 2.21 25. CLOSE SHOT OF BUILDING ON FIRE 2.27 26. WIDE OF BUILDING ON FIRE 2.32 27. WIDE OF PEOPLE THROWING STONES AT A POSTER OF SADDAM HUSSEIN 2.36 28. WIDE OF STREET AND MEN WALKING ACROSS LITTERED GROUND 2.42 29. SLV YOUNG BOY DRAGGING UPTURNED TABLE ALONG STREET 2.46 30. CLOSE OF ARABIC SIGN ON WALL 2.49 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 26th April 2003 13:00
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA9US7EA7JYYIV4QEZDUUOAG0IU
- Story Text: U.S. and Kurdish forces took Mosul, Iraq's third city,
without a fight on Friday, sealing their victory in the north,
but sporadic resistance, looting and anarchy continued in
In Baghdad, a Reuters correspondent heard a fierce
firefight rage for about an hour in the northeast of the
capital before quiet settled on the city again around dawn on
Friday (April 11, 2003).
There were no immediate details of the latest battle with
Iraqi fighters holding out in isolated pockets of Baghdad,
despite the collapse of Saddam's 24-year rule.
But rampant looting and violence in the Iraqi capital, the
murder of a Shi'ite religious leader in the holy city of Najaf
and a suicide bombing at a Baghdad checkpoint on Thursday
(April 10) highlighted the problems U.S. troops face in
restoring order in the chaos engulfing Iraq.
Humanitarian organisations criticised the U.S. troops,
saying the failure to prevent looting and anarchy threatened
their efforts to provide desperately needed assistance.
Looters carted off bottles of wine and whisky, guns and
paintings of half-naked women on Thursday from the home of
Uday, Saddam's feared playboy son.
Others wheeled trolleys of looted goods along the streets
of Baghdad, or loaded up their vehicles.
Aid officials said U.S. and American troops were obliged
by international law to prevent chaos.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said one
hospital in central Baghdad had been attacked by armed looters
and others hospitals had been closed.
Two days after U.S. forces drove tanks into the heart of
Baghdad, Saddam's whereabouts were still unknown.
The United States has still not confirmed finding any of
the weapons of mass destruction it says Iraq had been hiding
the issue which prompted the invasion.
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