After 5 Years Of War, Trains Return To Baghdad There's an almost forgotten sound in the air of Baghdad these days. It's not bomb blasts, police sirens or the whir of helicopters. It's a train whistle — a signal of some normalcy returning to the Iraqi capital.
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After 5 Years Of War, Trains Return To Baghdad

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After 5 Years Of War, Trains Return To Baghdad

After 5 Years Of War, Trains Return To Baghdad

After 5 Years Of War, Trains Return To Baghdad

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Train service from Baghdad to the southern city of Basra is resuming. Kais al-Jalili/NPR hide caption

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Train service from Baghdad to the southern city of Basra is resuming.

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There's an almost forgotten sound in the air of Baghdad these days. It's not bomb blasts, police sirens or the whir of helicopters. It's a train whistle — a signal of some normalcy returning to the Iraqi capital.

NPR Baghdad staffer Isra al-Rubei'i sent a reporter's notebook.