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Self-Proclaimed Baghdad Mayor in U.S. Custody

U.S. forces arrest self-proclaimed Baghdad mayor Mohammed Mohsen Zubaidi, an Iraqi exile, for his "inability to support the coalition military authority and for exercising authority which was not his," U.S. Central Command says. But some Iraqis see Zubaidi's arrest as an attempt by the United States to impose its will on the country. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.