NPR logo

Self-Proclaimed Baghdad Mayor in U.S. Custody

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1245701/1245702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Self-Proclaimed Baghdad Mayor in U.S. Custody

World

Self-Proclaimed Baghdad Mayor in U.S. Custody

Self-Proclaimed Baghdad Mayor in U.S. Custody

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1245701/1245702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.

Related NPR Stories

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.