Suspected Saddam executioner caught
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S.-led coalition troops arrested a man authorities identified as a suspected executioner for Saddam Hussein in a raid north of Baghdad, and four Iraqis were killed in suspicious blasts. The suspect and another man, described as a former general, were seized in an overnight raid in Baqubah, a town more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. The men’s identities were not released.
Sammy had plenty of both generals and executioners.
Coalition forces also arrested three people who carried documents allegedly linking them to the Fedayeen Saddam militia group in raids in Salman Pak.
Caught ya with your ID card, did we?
The troops seized a large cache of weapons, including rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two dozen grenades, two anti-aircraft missiles and thousands of machine gun bullets.
This stuff is everywhere, good thing very few people wanted to use it when we came in.
In Saddam’s ancestral homeland of Tikrit, two Iraqis were killed when a bomb exploded at a traffic circle. In the northeastern city of Kirkuk, two Iraqis were killed in a blast. Authorities said they suspect the Iraqis might have been trying to place a bomb on a roadside.
It’s that red wire / black wire thing again.
Posted by: Steve 2003-10-03