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INTERVIEW: What The Fall Of Tikrit Looked Like From The Inside

By Here & Now,  May 18, 2015

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: When the self-proclaimed Islamic State occupied the Iraqi city of Tikrit last summer, it was “a disaster without precedent in the city’s modern history,” Zaid Al-Ali writes in the New York Review of Books. Worse yet, the city fell in moments – the time it takes for an afternoon nap, as one Tikriti told Al-Ali. And though it’s been liberated, Tikrit is a hollow shell now. Al-Ali discusses Tikrit with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.

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