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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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TOPICS: Breaking News
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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