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U.S. Says Saddam's Deputy Behind Deadly Attacks

One of Saddam Hussein’s most feared lieutenants is directly involved in attacks on occupying soldiers, the U.S. Army said Monday, a day after a new audio tape purportedly from Saddam vowed more U.S. troops would die. Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said American forces were hunting Izzat Ibrahim, No. 6 on a U.S. list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, and were “getting closer every day.” “We are getting more intelligence that suggests he was directly implicated in the killing of some coalition soldiers,” Kimmitt told a news conference in Baghdad. Two more American soldiers were killed Monday in separate attacks in Saddam’s former powerbase north of Baghdad, a military spokesman said. One was killed and two were wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade attack Monday morning. A few minutes later, a soldier was killed in the same area by a bomb blast. Full Story

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