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[ Converted text/html to text/plain ] Since I do not know the source I can't vouch for it. But, personally, that's the last I heard from him. Marc Azar Reports: CIA candidate to lead Iraq assassinated 14-04-2003,15 :42 (image) Nizar Khazraji Nizar Khazraji, a prominent Iraqi general who defected to the West, was assassinated Monday on his way to attend a U.S.-called meeting of opposition groups in the southern city of Nassiriya. Khazraji was sometimes mentioned as a possible successor to Saddam Hussein. In February last year, London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat quoted opposition sources in Syria as saying the US had chosen Khazraji to run Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam. The CIA was reported to have helped him escape to Kuwait from house arrest in Denmark, where prosecutors were investigating his alleged role in gas attacks on the Iraqi Kurds. A former Iraqi military chief-of-staff, who turned against Saddam in 1996, he has publicly declared that he was prepared to lead a rebel army into Iraq. "All real Iraqis want to overthrow this regime and I am one of them," he declared from his home in Denmark. General Khazraji first came to prominence during the Iran-Iraq war of the1980 s, and by the end of that decade had been made head of the country's armed forces. He claimed to have warned Saddam during the Gulf War that the invasion of Kuwait had been a mistake. He subsequently fell from favour and in 1995 fled to Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, travelling on from there to Jordan. In1998 , he applied for political asylum in Denmark and since the late1990 s he has lived there. In late2001 , Danish police launched an investigation into allegations that General Khazraji had been involved in the poison gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabjah in March1988 . The general has rejected these allegations, dismissing them as black propaganda spread by Baghdad in order to discredit him. (Albawaba.com) farbuthnot a écrit: Hi List, Just following up on the above, who does seem to have seriously vanished currently. Not a minor blip. Last I can find is the spiriting away from Denmark in April. He was a key player, it wld seem in US plans, but as far as I can see has vanished traceless. The word was (my last query) was he'd been spirited to Kuwait, then it was Kurdistan (surely not given his alleged role in Halabja) but now, nothing. Wondering if there is any material on the Arabic media or M East grapevine? Best, f. _______________________________________________ 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 ===References:=== 1. http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss 2. mailto:email@example.com 3. http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ 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