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Sacked Troops Threaten Suicide Attacks on American Forces

Thousands of sacked Iraqi soldiers marched on the US-led administration on Monday and threatened to launch suicide attacks on American troops in Baghdad unless they were paid wages and compensation. At the same time, the US civilian administrator said recruitment for the New Iraqi Corps, the American-installed replacement for Saddam Hussein’s military, will begin by the end of the month. Lieutenant Paul Bremer also said thousands of demobilized enlisted men from Saddam Hussein’s army would be hired next week to clean up sites that would be used for the training of the new military. The moves come more than a week after Bremer dissolved Saddam Hussein’s military and, in the process, threw thousands of career soldiers out of work. More than 3,000 of those angry soldiers massed outside the administration headquarters, in a presidential palace, shouting slogans and vowing a wave of attacks on US troops unless they got their money. Full Story

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