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Re: [casi] General Nizar Al Khazraji

Dear Felicity and Marc,

It seems the story of the assassination of Nizar
Khazraji is another one in the series of lies and
fabrications of the CIA.

The following story from Agence France-Presse gives
new information. The General is alive and well...


Missing ex-Iraqi general Khazraji in United Arab
Monday, 27-Oct-2003 10:41AM      Story from AFP
Copyright 2003 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet)

COPENHAGEN, Oct 27 (AFP) - A former Iraqi army chief
who in March escaped house arrest in Denmark where he
was being held on suspicion of war crimes is in the
United Arab Emirates, the Danish news agency Ritzau
reported Monday.

The agency provided no further details on the
whereabouts of Nizar al-Khazraji, nor the source of
its information.

Nizar al-Khazraji, a former head of the Iraqi armed
forces, fled Denmark on March 17, reportedly with the
help of the CIA. He had been under house arrest in
Denmark since November 2002 on charges of taking part
in chemical weapons attacks on Iraqi Kurds in the

The general was head of the Iraqi armed forces during
the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 but fled to Jordan in
1995. He received political asylum in Denmark in 1999.

A Danish newspaper said on March 22 that Khazraji,
believed to be the highest ranking officer to have
defected from Iraq and touted by US media as a
possible successor to ousted Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein, had escaped with the help of the CIA just
before the start of the US-led war on Iraq.

His son Ahmed said in May that his father was in Iraq
and was politically active, though he had not spoken
to him directly. He said he had received the
information from people he trusted.

A Danish public prosecutor with the Special
International Crimes Office, Birgitte Vestberg, said
last week that she was negotiating with a country in
the Middle East for the extradition of Nizar
al-Khazraji to Denmark, but did not specify which



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