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Saddam’s No. 2 Seeks Help for Insurgency

Saddam Hussein’s chief deputy, who has eluded capture since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq three years ago, purportedly called for Arab leaders to back Iraq’s Sunni-backed insurgency, in an audiotape broadcast Monday. The tape, which Al-Jazeera television said was made by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, appeared to be an address to the Arab League summit in Khartoum, Sudan, this week. The voice on the tape said Iraq’s Sunni-led insurgency was “the sole legitimate representative of the Iraqi people.” It was impossible to determine the tape’s authenticity. Full Story

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