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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3134682 U.S. Officials: Saddam's Sons May Have Been Found Tue July 22, 2003 12:01 PM ET By Tabassum Zakaria and Miral Fahmy WASHINGTON/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's two sons may have been found by U.S. forces during a shootout on Tuesday in Iraq's northern city of Mosul in which four high-ranking Saddam allies were killed, U.S. officials said. "There is a pretty decent chance (Saddam's sons Uday and Qusay were there during the shootout)," one official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters in Washington. "There was a shootout in Mosul, and there is a number of dead people and a couple of them could be Uday and Qusay," the official said, but added it had not been definitively confirmed. U.S. forces said earlier they had stormed a house in Mosul and killed four high-ranking allies of Saddam, who was ousted as Iraqi president by U.S.-led forces on April 9. Some 200 soldiers blasted the villa with machineguns and rockets during a four-hour battle before storming the building and bringing out four bodies, U.S. officers in Iraq said. The officers declined to identify them or comment on local rumors Saddam's sons might have been present. U.S. forces have been conducting an intensive hunt for the fugitive former Iraqi president himself, spurred on by guerrilla-style attacks on their ranks that they blame on his die-hard supporters. <snip> __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk