On the streets of Baghdad itself there were scenes of sheer desolation. ABC's Jonathan Karl (subscription required) followed a Second Infantry Division patrol through the streets of the ethnically cleansed Hurriyah neighborhood, "in the middle of a sectarian war that is nearly impossible to comprehend." He showed us a rubble-strewn deserted mosque: "Most of the people have simply abandoned their homes."
And on CBS, Lara Logan updated us on the week-long fighting along Haifa Street. She contacted Quaraish al-Kasir, a prominent Baghdad liver transplant surgeon, who lives in an apartment on the street: "We are living in a dark, dark flat, no electricity. We have no water. Really. We are shivering from cold, from fear. We are afraid from snipers…Any moving object will be shot."
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