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Saddam's Sons Likely Killed in Firefight, U.S. Officials Say! (FNC Update/more detail not a repeat!)
Fox News ^ | 7/22/2003 | Fox News Staff

Posted on 07/22/2003 9:23:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

MOSUL, Iraq Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai (search) were likely killed Tuesday when U.S. soldiers stormed a house in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (search), U.S. military sources told Fox News.

Officials earlier confirmed that four key allies of the former Iraqi dictator had been killed inside the house, a large villa that belonged to one of Saddam's cousins.


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KEYWORDS: bushdoctrineunfold; decapitation; firefight; iraq; mosul; qusay; saddam; saddamssonskilled; specialforces; taskforce20; uday; warlist
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This is Fox News's report.

It has a lot more data than the original Drudge post.

1 posted on 07/22/2003 9:23:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo; Travis McGee; Squantos; Dog; Dog Gone; hchutch; ...
We can hope that this true, and that Saddam's spawn are now parts and pieces awaiting DNA tests.
2 posted on 07/22/2003 9:25:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
We've killed them again!
3 posted on 07/22/2003 9:25:42 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: Grampa Dave
CBS MarketWatch

Dow up after report on possible death two Saddam sons Tuesday July 22, 12:18 pm ET

By Steve Gelsi NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- U.S. stocks reversed their downward course and headed higher after reports that two of Saddam Hussein's sons were killed in Iraq.

U.S. officials were examining the bodies of two men killed in a shootout in the northern city Mosul on Tuesday to see if they are Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai

4 posted on 07/22/2003 9:25:50 AM PDT by CFW
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To: Grampa Dave
I have seen several reports of this now. I will be glad when they can come out and say for real. There have been so many of these "we got so-and-so, we think" reports over the past few months. Hopefully, something good will come of these reports. I hope they got at least one of them alive to parade through the streets. But, then the liberals would cry cruel and unusual punishment. He has not been convicted of anything, only accused. Treat him nice.
5 posted on 07/22/2003 9:26:16 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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To: My2Cents
Lets hope that this is the final kill re these bastards.
6 posted on 07/22/2003 9:26:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Steve Santani showing pictures of the two story house -- huge house where the firefight went down -- began 10:30 am, Iraq time. Doesn't know how the military knew they were there but descended on the building. Towing a SUV away by the US Army. Land Cruiser.

Two brothers were killed from the way Santini is reporting. Huge firefight -- house surrounded by humvees! This house is basically destroyed. Huge crowds around. Steve Santani is only TV reporter on the scene and one newspaper person. Reporting that everyone thinks they were both killed.

Americans surrounded the house, beseiged it, and threw everything they had it. 101st Airborne Division took the action in Mosul. Mission accomplished according to Santani (sp).
7 posted on 07/22/2003 9:28:02 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: RetiredArmy
I want none of these Soddomite spawn nor the old man taken alive.

The leftwing maggots of America and the world would make heroes out of them while condemning GW for what he didn't say.
8 posted on 07/22/2003 9:28:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
and an unmanned vehicle for assistance before storming the house.

TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES

9 posted on 07/22/2003 9:28:50 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (Rats are showing all the symptoms of severe radiation poisoning)
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks, my tv is far away from my office.
10 posted on 07/22/2003 9:29:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Centanni is the way the Fox News Reporters name is spelled.

Military has secured a permiter around the house!

Very much cooperation between the civilians and the military here in Mosul. The Iraqi's are standing and watching. No different than our rubberneckers when there is an accident.

Showing the Iraq's across the street watching -- some waved to the camera when it turned on the people across the street.
11 posted on 07/22/2003 9:29:45 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
We may have to borrow that unmanned Terminator machine to oust Herr Davis from his office after we recall him in his up coming swan song.

I volunteer to haul it to Sacramento and park it outside the governor's office and mansion.
12 posted on 07/22/2003 9:31:07 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Saddam's Sons May Have Been Killed
Four Iraqis Dead in U.S. Raid; Saddam's Sons May Have Been Killed

The Associated Press


MOSUL, Iraq July 22 ?

A firefight erupted when U.S. forces surrounded the home of a cousin of Saddam Hussein in the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, killing four people. U.S. officials in Washington said they were trying to determine whether Saddam's sons Odai and Qusai were among the dead.

An official with the U.S. civilian administration running Iraq said "something big has just happened" but would provide no futher information.

According to an Associated Press Television News cameraman in Mosul, residents claimed American soldiers had come to the house looking for Saddam's elder sons.

Members of the 101st Airborne Division had surrounded the house, which belongs to a cousin of Saddam a key tribal leader in the region when the fighting broke out in Mosul, 280 miles north of Baghdad.

The stone, columned house in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was left charred and smoldering, its high facade riddled with gaping holes from bullets and heavy weaponry. Kiowa helicopters roamed the sky.

Some local residents appeared to have been caught in the crossfire. It was not known how many people were injured, but several were taken to a hospital.

The officials in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity, gave no further details on the investigation.

The United States has offered a $25 million reward for information leading to Saddam's capture and $15 million each for his sons, where were also top leader's in their father's regime.



13 posted on 07/22/2003 9:31:23 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: Grampa Dave
Have one TV here and several others in the house. Couldn't live without it. Fox has a total exclusive on this -- no other broadcast media in the area.

Reporting "very likely" again! Getting White House reaction now -- Goller -- no official reaction but as you say US officials saying "very likely" -- "very likely" the two sons were killed in a raid today. Official announcement soon in D.C. The Special Forces in Iraq feel that they have the evidence of their death!
14 posted on 07/22/2003 9:32:02 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: CFW
One of the reasons we had a soft market, last week, was the incredible attempted electronic lynching of our president by the left wing of America and the world.
15 posted on 07/22/2003 9:32:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Let's hope it's true...but on the other hand, Jesse James was seen with Elvis at an Oklahoma Quick Trip last week.
16 posted on 07/22/2003 9:32:41 AM PDT by Lee Heggy (Jealousy-The theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Tom Daschle deeply saddened...
17 posted on 07/22/2003 9:33:01 AM PDT by wjcsux
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To: My2Cents
you bastards!
18 posted on 07/22/2003 9:33:07 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Would someone please tell them to SHUT UP!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Intelligence community several hours ago targetd this "high value" house. So much for the Intelligence community not doing their job.

Four bodies found -- make the ID without DNA testing! Senior officials it is "very likely" that his two sons were killed in a special forces raid several hours ago. Very likely that President Bush will make the announcement of their death!
19 posted on 07/22/2003 9:34:20 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: PhiKapMom
Very interesting that FNC has an exclusive.

Of course if our military told ABCNNBCBS that they were going to try and capture or kill Saddam's sons.

ABCNNBCBS would have warned Saddam's sons to make GW look bad.
20 posted on 07/22/2003 9:34:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Has FOX mobilized Geraldo? The further away he is, the more credibility I can give this report...
21 posted on 07/22/2003 9:35:40 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Grampa Dave
I volunteer to haul it to Sacramento and park it outside the governor's office and mansion.

I have the perfect machine. I'll email it to you know, I don't know how to post it or I would.

22 posted on 07/22/2003 9:36:02 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (Rats are showing all the symptoms of severe radiation poisoning)
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To: wjcsux
Has anyone besides me noticed how quiet the Da$$hole has been in the past few weeks.

I don't think he said one thing during the Yellow Cake Scam where his party tried to electronically lynch GW last week.
23 posted on 07/22/2003 9:36:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: PhiKapMom
"Steve Santani showing pictures"

Santani, Santini, Santino.... maybe they look like Santino Corleone after the tollbooth scene in The Godfather.
24 posted on 07/22/2003 9:37:05 AM PDT by W1_hooyah
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To: kattracks
I hope that we have to shell out about $30 million for the bits and pieces of his sons, as a reward to those who turned these scumbags in.
25 posted on 07/22/2003 9:37:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
I want none of these Soddomite spawn nor the old man taken alive.

I'm with you Grampa. As Cody, the marine Abrams driver said, kill'em all.

26 posted on 07/22/2003 9:37:56 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Grampa Dave
Apparently those Iraqis never heard of the Branch Davidians. They should have surrendered.
27 posted on 07/22/2003 9:38:18 AM PDT by rabidralph (If you find this humorous, please accept it as such.)
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To: W1_hooyah
The house definitely looks like the toll booth! Bullet holes everywhere!

DoD now reporting it is "most likely" the two sons were killed!

Five people now listed as killed in that house -- 101st Airborne fired everything they had at the house.

Hats off the 101st and to our Intelligence Community.
28 posted on 07/22/2003 9:38:41 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Grampa Dave
It looks like Steve C. is still with the 101st most of the time. Members of the 101st in Mosul are reinforcing the ground troops already there. Fighting is over but they are reinforcing with darkness approaching -- not taking any chances. Best men and arms around.

A whole convoy drove through and a General is now on the scene. This is big news!
29 posted on 07/22/2003 9:40:51 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Grampa Dave
Third time's the charm, we can hope. It's encouraging that this raid was apparently the result of excellent intelligence, which shows that we're on the job in Iraq, still taking out the trash, and perhaps we're finding Iraqis who are cooperative.
30 posted on 07/22/2003 9:41:02 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: PhiKapMom
Thanks for posting this: Four bodies found -- make the ID without DNA testing! Senior officials it is "very likely" that his two sons were killed in a special forces raid several hours ago. Very likely that President Bush will make the announcement of their death!

Send the SPECOPs to kill the bad guys. The bad guys can try to fight, but they will just get sweaty, dirty, tired and very afraid. Then they will die.

Lets hope this happens soon: Very likely that President Bush will make the announcement of their death!

31 posted on 07/22/2003 9:41:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
I am of the opinion that they should have lived to experience a good grilling while having bobby vinton and britney tunes piped in 24/7 and loud till they talked. Then we choose how they die in execution versus letting them choose the time , place and manner of their death.........

These POS clingons need to experience same fear and pain they subjected their victims to for so many years. Don't enjoy letting tyrants off easy like this if they indeed were killed in this fight.....

Stay Safe !

32 posted on 07/22/2003 9:42:02 AM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: jwalsh07
There will be some sort of announcement out of Pentagon or Centcom sometime today. By the hour officials at the Pentagon getting more confident they are the sons of Saddam. Bodies have been taken out of the house -- two of the son, 3rd a bodyguard, and 4th a teenager who looks to be the grandson of Saddam. Elite Special Forces and CIA tied together came up with Intelligence that they were in Mosul and then in this House.

What a wonderful day!
33 posted on 07/22/2003 9:42:56 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: jwalsh07
I have been say what you and Cody said since 9/11: kill'em all.
34 posted on 07/22/2003 9:43:45 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Please invest 17 cents a day/5$ per month in Free Republic as a monthly supporter.)
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To: Grampa Dave
It was only a matter of time, anyway.

Our guys are good, and I mean that in every sense of the word.

35 posted on 07/22/2003 9:43:49 AM PDT by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: kattracks
U.S. forces surrounded the home of a cousin of Saddam Hussein

How stupid is that? Meeting in the home of a relative.

36 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:24 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: PhiKapMom
When in Rome... If this is indeed Saddam's bastard sons, they need to string their bodies up and parade them through the streets. Of course, we are more civilized than that but, in this case, you have to show the citzenry the only way they'll understand.
37 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:24 AM PDT by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Surprising that Saddam wasn't with them. Maybe he's been dead all along.
38 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:24 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Grampa Dave
Two bodies bear a strong resemblence to the two sons. Being very cautious but the quote that Fox is getting is "very likely" and DoD personnel are feeling confident they were killed in the raid.

They expect a release shortly. SecDef Rumsfeld has briefed the President on what has happened.
39 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:53 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: My2Cents
We've killed them again!

They're like Kenny!

40 posted on 07/22/2003 9:44:58 AM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: Grampa Dave
Thanks for the post! You da man!
41 posted on 07/22/2003 9:45:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (I am a partisan. Part right and the other part right.)
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To: Grampa Dave
If it is true I hope the corpses are visually identifiable.
42 posted on 07/22/2003 9:45:27 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: PhiKapMom
Fox has a total exclusive on this -- no other broadcast media in the area.

Remember when US troops first went into Baghdad? Fox was the only network with embedded reporters with the advancing units. Fox, of course, was reporting wall-to-wall the move into the city. The other cable networks were totally silent on the story. Why? Because it was a Fox exclusive.

43 posted on 07/22/2003 9:46:12 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: PhiKapMom
Good news and I hope to shout that it's true!
44 posted on 07/22/2003 9:46:17 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: jwalsh07
I am beginning to wonder if Saddam was killed in that bombing in Bagdad where all those people were seen digging after the bombing.

Like you, I would have thought he would have been with his sons. Remember the other day when someone out of Baghdad said they didn't believe Saddam was behind these attacks but left open his sons were involved.

This could be a very interesting day. Two ruthless sons taken out!
45 posted on 07/22/2003 9:46:37 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Grampa Dave
:-}

Well, for the record, I'm referring to the deck of cards, the fedayeen, the jihadists and the hardcore Ba'athtards.

Call me a moderate!

46 posted on 07/22/2003 9:46:43 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Grampa Dave

Four people were killed in the firefight in Mosul

47 posted on 07/22/2003 9:47:35 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: My2Cents
Seems Fox News Reporter is traveling with the 101st. He sure picked the right group to be with.

Fox has blown the competition out of the water with this report live from the grounds of the firefight!
48 posted on 07/22/2003 9:48:11 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Grampa Dave
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division check a car parked in front of a house which U.S. stormed in the northern city of Mosul, July 22, 2003. Troops from the 101st traded fire with gunmen holed up in a house belonging to a cousin of Saddam Hussein. Mosul residents claimed U.S. soldiers were searching for Saddam's sons, Qusay and Uday.                        REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Tue Jul 22,11:39 AM ET

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division check a car parked in front of a house which U.S. stormed in the northern city of Mosul, July 22, 2003. Troops from the 101st traded fire with gunmen holed up in a house belonging to a cousin of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). Mosul residents claimed U.S. soldiers were searching for Saddam's sons, Qusay and Uday. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

49 posted on 07/22/2003 9:49:29 AM PDT by glock rocks
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To: PhiKapMom
Yes a wonderful day.

Remeber the bad old days when it seemed that something always happened to pull Klinks coals out of the fire at every opportune moment?

Well, I'm basking in the fact that the liberals and leftists must be suffering increases in blood pressure and migraines by the millions.

Not very Christian I know but I am, after all, a sinner who strives to do better but sometimes fails. :-}

50 posted on 07/22/2003 9:49:35 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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