Watching al-Jazeera

The war in real time
Viewers watching the fourth day of the war on al-Jazeera television would have seen these items:

• When coalition sources were announcing the surrender of Iraq’s 51st Division and its commander, General Khalid al-Hashimi, al-Jazeera’s Basra correspondent was interviewing al-Hashimi, who said his troops were in Basra, defending the city.

• A group of Iraqi fighters and citizens were shown in Mosul, and one of them said into the camera: “At the urging of Saddam, we will kill the Americans, and we will kill anybody who does not fight the Americans!”


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