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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... ---------------------------------------- http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/bk/Qiraq-denmark-us-khazraji.R-RN_DOR.html Missing ex-Iraqi general Khazraji in United Arab Emirates 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 1980s. 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 country. po/lp Iraq-Denmark-US-Khazraji __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree _______________________________________________ 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