Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Baghdad Shuts Down as U.S. Troops Near

As the siege of Baghdad nears, the city mysteriously plunges into darkness in the first widespread power outage since the war began. Streets are empty, and southern and western roads out of the city are blocked. Iraq's information ministry maintains U.S. forces aren't within 100 miles of capital. Hear NPR's Anne Garrels.

Copyright 2003 NPR

Anne Garrels
Related Stories