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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Pan-Arab TV stations reported extensively on looting in Iraq in their early morning news bulletins on 12 April 2003, highlighting destruction and infighting among Iraqis, and airing criticism of coalition forces for allowing "chaos" to prevail.
Reports carried interviews with Iraqis, many of whom complained that the current situation was not their idea of liberation or freedom.
Al-Jazeera satellite TV
Al-Jazeera satellite TV began its 0300 gmt news bulletin (0600 local time in Syria, 0700 in Saudi Arabia) with a report that looting had subsided in Mosul. The channel's reporter in the northern Iraqi city said looting had made it a "black day" for the city's residents. Footage was shown of Iraqis fighting and people stealing goods. One woman asked "Is this liberation?". Another man accused the …