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  • GIs Arrest 2 Iraqi Police Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 7:49:46 AM PST · by Valin · 11 replies · 167+ views
    AP ^ | 2/2/04 | MATT MOORE
    TIKRIT, Iraq - U.S. soldiers arrested a pair of Iraqi policemen on suspicion they were members of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia, officials said Sunday. The two were arrested Saturday at their homes, where police also confiscated a rifle, pistol and two machine guns, said Maj. Josslyn Aberle, spokeswoman of the 4th Infantry Division. The Fedayeen was effectively Saddam's private army and one of the groups believed to be behind the ongoing insurgency against the U.S.-led Coalition. The arrests came after two Iraqis believed to have orchestrated riots in Beiji in October turned themselves into members of the division's 1st Brigade...
  • Former Saddam Loyalist Surrenders

    01/20/2004 11:51:14 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 39 replies · 108+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A former high-ranking member of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Baath Party, accused of involvement in recent insurgent attacks, has surrendered to the U.S. forces in central Iraq (news - web sites), the U.S. military said Tuesday. Gen. Matloob Muslat Sayer, who was a member of Saddam's Fedayeen Militia, gave himself up on Monday in Al Anbar province, the military said in a statement. Former Iraqi Intelligence Service officer, Col. Abdul Hadi, was captured last Friday in Ramadi — also in Anbar province, the statement said. It gave no other details. The province is part of...
  • An amazing report

    01/18/2004 2:59:28 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 17 replies · 1,457+ views
    Hebron Today ^ | January 18, 2004 | Jan Willem van der Hoeven via David Wilder
    I received the document today from Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of the International Christian Zionist Center. After speaking with him, I have no doubt that the below account is authentic and accurate. It must be widely disseminated. - David Wilder An amazing reportJan Willem van der HoevenDirector, International Christian Zionist Center This amazing report written by my friend and journalist Dmitry Radyshevsky came this morning into my hands. I publish it hereby in full as I believe this voice needs to be widely heard. Recently he, the executive director of the First Annual International Jerusalem Summit, had an...
  • Saddam giving info on weapons [and billions in money he seized]

    12/29/2003 3:53:13 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 178 replies · 980+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-29-03 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion (22.5 billion pounds) he may have seized while he was Iraq's president, an Iraqi official has been quoted as saying. "Saddam has confessed the names of people he told to keep the money and he gave names of those who have information on equipment and weapons warehouses," Iyad Allawi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily. "The Governing Council is searching for $40 billion worth of funds seized by Saddam when he was...
  • Saddam giving info on weapons

    12/29/2003 5:13:03 AM PST · by Libertarian4Bush · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/2003 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion (22.5 billion pounds) he may have seized while he was Iraq's president, an Iraqi official has been quoted as saying. "Saddam has confessed the names of people he told to keep the money and he gave names of those who have information on equipment and weapons warehouses," Iyad Allawi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily. "The Governing Council is searching for $40 billion worth of funds seized by Saddam when he was...
  • Germany’s “Peace” Movement Actively and Openly Supporting Iraqi Terrorism

    12/15/2003 3:20:24 AM PST · by Bryan · 20 replies · 219+ views
    Medienkritik.Typepad.com ^ | December 2003 | Raymond Drake
    Just when you thought the German “peace” movement couldn’t get much more hypocritical they take things to a whole new level. Last week the unbelievable lack of protest at the German government’s plutonium and arms deal with Communist China made it seem as the peace freaks had all rolled up into a big ball for a long winter hibernation. Not so! The German TV news program “Panorama” uncovered some of the wonderful activities that particularly dedicated cadres of the German peace movement are currently engaged in. In the spirit of peace, a number of groups have started a fund-raising campaign...
  • 4TH ID SOLDIERS CAPTURE FEDAYEEN AND CONFISCATE LARGE WEAPONS CACHE

    12/12/2003 6:05:15 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 51 replies · 153+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 12, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 12, 2003Release Number: 03-12-30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4TH ID SOLDIERS CAPTURE FEDAYEEN AND CONFISCATE LARGE WEAPONS CACHE TIKRIT, Iraq – In an early morning raid in Tikrit on Dec. 11, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment soldiers captured four Fedayeen members and confiscated a significant amount of weapons and ammunition that were hidden throughout the house including under the mattresses of sleeping children and buried in the garden. Soldiers confiscated three AK-47 assault rifles, one rocket propelled grenade launcher, one...
  • FEDAYEEN HONCHO SHOT DEAD

    12/11/2003 1:46:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 96+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/11/03 | AP
    <p>December 11, 2003 -- MOSUL, Iraq - U.S. troops shot and killed a senior officer of the paramilitary group Saddam Fedayeen after storming his house in this northern city yesterday, his neighbors said.</p> <p>The U.S. Army confirmed there were raids early yesterday in Mosul but refused to comment on the reported death of Col. Ghanem Abdul-Ghani Sultan al-Zeidi.</p>
  • U-S troops kill senior Saddam Fedayeen officer, his neighbors say

    12/10/2003 6:42:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies · 749+ views
    kgbt4.com ^ | 10 December 2003 | AP
    Mosul, Iraq-AP -- Neighbors of a senior officer in an Iraqi paramilitary group say U-S soldiers shot and killed the man at his home in Mosul (MOH'-sul) today. The U-S Army confirms there were raids in the area, but it's refused to comment on the reported death. Two of the man's neighbors says U-S troops stormed his house, and shooting was later heard. They also say he was a member of Saddam Fedayeen, a group believed to be taking part in attacks against U-S occupation forces in Iraq. The house was locked this afternoon. There were several bullet holes in...
  • U.S. Troops Kill Saddam Fedayeen Officer

    12/10/2003 2:15:53 PM PST · by saquin · 18 replies · 151+ views
    MOSUL, Iraq - U.S. troops shot and killed a senior officer of the paramilitary group Saddam Fedayeen after storming his house in this northern city on Wednesday, his neighbors said. The U.S. Army confirmed there were raids early Wednesday in Mosul but refused to comment on the reported death of Col. Ghanem Abdul-Ghani Sultan al-Zeidi. Two of al-Zeidi's neighbors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. troops stormed his one-story house in Mosul's central neighborhood of al-Sukar at about 4:00 a.m. and shooting was heard later. Helicopters took part in the operation, the neighbors said. The gate of al-Zeidi's...
  • ENEMY, ARMS CAPTURED DURING OPERATION BAYONET LIGHTNING

    12/03/2003 10:22:54 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 38 replies · 272+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 3, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 3, 2003Release Number: 03-12-05 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ENEMY, ARMS CAPTURED DURING OPERATION BAYONET LIGHTNING KIRKUK, Iraq –In a joint operation with Iraqi security forces the 173rd Airborne Brigade, part of Task Force Ironhorse completed Operation Bayonet Lightning. This was a cooperative brigade-wide operation, capitalizing on the successful joint patrols conducted by 173rd soldiers, Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Iraqi Police. All of the forces worked together and employed raids to capture targeted former regime elements that, with their...
  • Iraqi Police May Have Aided Attacks on U.S. Targets, AP Reports

    11/30/2003 5:16:49 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Bloomberg.com ^ | Nov. 29, 2003 | Bloomberg
    <p>Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-trained Iraqi police may have taken part in some of the attacks on U.S. and Iraqi targets, the Associated Press reported, citing U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez.</p> <p>Attacks on U.S. troops and others in northern Iraq have increased in the past month. Last week, Major General David Petraeus, the 101st Airborne's commander, said Iraqi resistance was increasing. Guerrillas have launched more than 150 attacks on Iraqi civilian and police targets, the AP said, citing Sanchez.</p>
  • US troops kill 46 Iraqis trying to ambush them in central Iraq

    11/30/2003 12:47:38 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 530 replies · 1,457+ views
    Nov. 30, 2003
    FN Alert:   Banner: US forces kill 46 Iraqis trying to ambush them in central Iraq.   Steve Centanni: 46 Iraqis were killed and 8 others were taken captive.       Across wire:4th Infantry Division repelled multiple ambush attacks, at least 18 Iraqi attackers, 5 US soldiers were wounded. No reported deaths.
  • U.S. Drops One-Ton Bombs on Iraq Targets

    11/19/2003 9:52:19 AM PST · by ds03 · 8 replies · 125+ views
    Yahoo! (AP) ^ | 11/19/03 | SABAH JERGES
    By SABAH JERGES, Associated Press Writer The U.S. Air Force used some of the largest weapons in its inventory to attack targets in central Iraq in an escalating crackdown on suspected guerrilla strongholds, the military said Wednesday. A pair of 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs were dropped late Tuesday near Baqouba, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad, on "camps suspected to have been used for bomb-making," said Maj. Gordon Tate, a spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division. Near the northern city of Kirkuk, fighter-bombers dropped 1,000-pound bombs on "terrorist targets," he said without elaborating. It was unclear whether the airstrikes caused any casualties,...
  • Videotape Shows Saddam's Men Torturing Iraqis

    10/30/2003 10:21:08 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 45 replies · 341+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/30/03 | Bret Baier and Ian McCaleb, contributors
    <p>WASHINGTON — A grisly videotape showing acts of torture carried out by Iraqi Republican Guard and Saddam Fedayeen militiamen has been declassified and obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in April, an Iraqi in Baghdad gave the tape to the U.S. Army's 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, V Corps. He told the soldiers he had more videos and was directly involved in their taping, having been ordered to do so by the Republican Guard.</p>
  • Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11: Iraqi Fedayeen supervised hijack drills in summer 2001

    10/21/2003 1:41:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 112+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2003
    Saddam Hussein ordered the training of al-Qaida members two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to an independent Iraqi weekly. The Fedayeen, under the command of Saddam's late son Uday, directly supervised 100 al-Qaida fighters who were split into two groups, reported Al-Yawm Al-Aakher, citing an Iraqi officer identified by the initial L. One group went to Al-Nahrawan and the second to Salman Pak, near Baghdad, where they were trained to hijack airplanes, the officer said in an article translated by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute. According to the testimony of Iraqi military defector...
  • Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11

    10/20/2003 6:22:43 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 109 replies · 1,034+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | Posted: October 20, 2003 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Officer: Saddam trained al-Qaida pre-9-11Iraqi paper says Fedayeen supervised hijack drills in summer 2001 Saddam Hussein ordered the training of al-Qaida members two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to an independent Iraqi weekly. The Fedayeen, under the command of Saddam's late son Uday, directly supervised 100 al-Qaida fighters who were split into two groups, reported Al-Yawm Al-Aakher, citing an Iraqi officer identified by the initial L. One group went to Al-Nahrawan and the second to Salman Pak, near Baghdad, where they were trained to hijack airplanes, the officer said in an article translated by the Washington,...
  • Rumsfeld 'Surprised' by Saddam Loyalists

    10/11/2003 1:46:41 AM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 14 replies · 193+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-10-03 | Andrew Bridges/AP
    Rumsfeld 'Surprised' by Saddam Loyalists Fri Oct 10, 7:11 PM ET By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press Writer SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday he was surprised by the effectiveness of Saddam Hussein's loyalists to sustain the Iraq conflict long after the end of major combat operations. He called the continuing fighting serious but described it as low intensity.  Fear instilled in the Iraqi people by the ousted leader's former paramilitary force is contributing to the situation, he told an audience of more than 500 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. "I suppose on reflection the...
  • Rumsfeld 'surprised' by ability of Fedayeen Saddam to terrorize

    10/10/2003 5:03:43 PM PDT · by Brian S · 26 replies · 174+ views
    <p>Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Friday he was surprised by the effectiveness of Saddam Hussein's loyalists to sustain the Iraq conflict long after the end of major combat operations. He termed continuing fighting serious but described it as low intensity.</p>
  • U.S. Raid Uncovers Bomb Material in Iraq

    10/05/2003 7:00:42 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 5 replies · 175+ views
    By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer TIKRIT, Iraq (AP)--U.S. troops raided the home of a suspected weapons dealer on Sunday, arresting him and seizing blasting caps and other materials often used by Iraqi insurgents to build the roadside bombs that target American soldiers. As Apache helicopters hovered overhead, troops backed up by Bradley fighting vehicles battered down the front of the house in central Tikrit, looking for a man identified by fellow Iraqis as a weapons dealer and possible member of the Saddam , the regime's former militia. Inside, they found bomb-making materials and detained two people, including the suspected...