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U.S. Ties Funds for Insurgents to 4 Nephews of Hussein

The Treasury Department identified four nephews of Saddam Hussein on Thursday who it said had operated from Syria and played significant roles in providing money, weapons, explosives and other support to the anti-American insurgency in Iraq. The four are sons of Mr. Hussein’s half-brother and former adviser, Sabawi Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti, American officials said. Mr. Hassan himself was captured in February in Syria and handed over to Iraqi forces. His sons are thought to have fled Syria for Lebanon and Yemen, the American officials said, and the youngest one is in custody. The American officials described the eldest of the sons, Yasser al-Sabawi, as the most significant in the group. Full Story

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