The central television and radio station of Iraq went off the air this morning. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this has been confirmed by Bashar Maali, an employee of a Syrian radio station who also worked with the Iraqi television and radio station.
He confirmed that all television and radio broadcasts have been taken off the air and added that the last television broadcast was a patriotic musical clip recorded by famous Iraqi singers a week ago. He said this might have happened as a result of fighting in the area this morning between US marines and Baas party guards.
The Iraqi Information Ministry, on the other hand, claims that television and radio broadcasts were discontinued as a result of work that is being done on the national television and radio towers.
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