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  • Saddam's 'Army of Muhammad'

    01/21/2005 6:03:54 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 446+ views
    FPM ^ | January 20, 2005 | MEMRI
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by an Iraqi TV channel that operates from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, and were monitored and translated by the MEMRI TV Project. The following are excerpts; to view the clip, visit [1] 'The Army of Muhammad was Founded by Saddam Hussein After the Fall of the Regime' Interrogator: "What is your name?" Muayed Al-Nasseri: "Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The...
  • ISIS close to overrunning strategic Anbar town: sources

    02/15/2015 4:26:11 AM PST · by piasa · 33 replies
    Asharq al-Awsat ^ | Saturday February 14, 2015 | Manaf Al-Obaidi
    Anbar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have now taken control of large parts of the strategic Anbar town of Al-Baghdadi—55 miles west of the provincial capital Ramadi—amid fears that the jihadist group is seeking to overrun the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase where US troops are training local forces. Fierce fighting between local tribal forces and ISIS broke out in the western Iraqi town over the past 48 hours, with ISIS quickly overrunning a number of Al-Baghdadi districts. ISIS simultaneously attacked the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase. Around 25 ISIS militants carried out the attack, led by several...
  • Al-Jazeera airs Iraq most wanted footage

    04/08/2007 5:20:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 514+ views
    Excerpt - DUBAI (AFP) - Al-Jazeera satellite news channel broadcast a video recording Sunday of what it said was one of the most wanted members of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's regime still on the run. The Qatar-based network gave no date for the purported footage of elite Republican Guards chief Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi, who was number 14 on the most wanted list drawn up by the US military for the 2003 invasion. Rawi, who carries a one million dollar US bounty on his head, was also jack of spades on the "deck of cards" of 55 most...
  • Al-Jazeera to air interview: Iraq ex-Republican Guard Chief of Staff to reveal all? (Jack of clubs)

    04/07/2007 9:30:58 PM PDT · by Int · 30 replies · 2,151+ views
    BBC Monitoring service ^ | 6 April 2007 23:06
    Al-Jazeera to broadcast interview with former Iraqi commander on 8 April Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel Television in Arabic at 1028 gmt on 6 April carries the following announcement: "In the first interview with the media, Staff General Sayf al-Din al-Rawi, commander of the Iraqi Republican Guard and number 14 on the playing cards list of most wanted people, will speak about why the Baghdad defence plan collapsed and where the Iraqi Army's weapons and equipment went following the occupation of the Iraqi capital. The commander of the Iraqi Republican Guard will speak to Al-Jazeera in an exclusive interview. The first...
  • Iraq - Arab Oil Institute Head Assassinated In Baghdad-Official

    11/22/2006 12:38:04 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 277+ views
    Excerpt - Unknown gunmen assassinated the head of the Baghdad-based Arab Oil Institute, Izzidin al-Rawi, an Iraqi Sunni, an official with the institute told Dow Jones Newswires Wednesday. The official said that Rawi was abducted by unknown gunmen Sunday morning while he was driving on his way from home to his office in the northern outskirts of Baghdad. "His body was found in Baghdad mortuary Tuesday," he added. Al-Rawi is head of the Arab Oil Institute, which was set up in Baghdad by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OAPEC, in 1978. (MORE TO FOLLOW)
  • Document Dated February/3/2003: Chemical Gears for The Chemical Group Translation)

    03/25/2006 1:05:50 PM PST · by jveritas · 55 replies · 6,707+ views
    In page 3 this Saddam Regime document ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf dated February/3/2003 there is a request to supply Chemical gear for the Chemical group. This document is a letter from an Iraqi “Export and Import Company” Vendor” addressed to the Iraqi Army “Commission Of Equipment” stating his pleasure to provide the Chemical Gear for the Chemical Group and he goes into Chemical gear equipment he can provides. This Chemical Group is part of the Feedaeyeen Saddam as other parts of the document indicate. Beginning of the translation page 3 of the ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf : In the Name of God the Most Merciful The...
  • "The Army of Muhammad" Confesses: We Received Aid in Money and Arms from Syria and Iran

    01/18/2005 8:42:39 AM PST · by TexKat · 10 replies · 949+ views
    MemriTV ^ | 1/14/05
    The following are excerpts from the televised confessions of Muayed Al-Nasseri, who commanded Saddam Hussein's "the Army of Muhammad" throughout 2004. The confessions were aired by the Iraqi TV channel that operated from the UAE, Al-Fayhaa TV, on January 14, 2005. Interrogator: What is your name? Muayed Al-Nasseri: Colonel Muayed Yassin 'Aziz 'Abd Al-Razaq Al-Nasseri, commander of the Army of Muhammad, one of the resistance factions in Iraq. The Army of Muhammad was founded by Saddam Hussein after the fall of the regime, on April 9, 2003. At first, Yasser Al-Shab'awi was put in charge, until his captured in July...
  • More signs of Syria turn up in Iraq

    12/24/2004 8:59:38 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies · 1,760+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 23, 2004 | Nicholas Blanford
    More signs of Syria turn up in Iraq The Iraqi ambassador to Syria tells the Monitor that photos of high-ranking Syrian officials were found in Fallujah. By Nicholas Blanford | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor DAMASCUS, SYRIA - When US troops stormed the rebel-held city of Fallujah last month, they uncovered photos of senior Syrian officials that have further strained the already tense relations between Syria and Iraq, according to the Iraqi ambassador to Syria.Several captured insurgents were found in possession of the photographs, confirmation, according to Iraqi officials, that some elements in the Syrian regime - perhaps...

    06/05/2003 1:32:04 PM PDT · by Spruce · 8 replies · 169+ views
    Central Command ^ | 06/04/2003
    MEMBER OF 'IRAQI TOP 55' IN COALITION CONTROL CAMP DOHA, Kuwait - Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al-Rawi, number 30 on the U.S. Central Command "Iraqi Top 55" list, is in custody of Coalition forces. He was the Al Quds Force Chief of Staff.
  • US forces say No 30 on Iraq wanted list in custody

    06/05/2003 2:33:21 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Reuters | 6/05/03
    US forces say No 30 on Iraq wanted list in custody BAGHDAD, June 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has said that its forces had captured the commander of one of Saddam Hussein's paramilitary forces who is on Washington's list of most-wanted Iraqis. The U.S. Central Command said in a statement late on Wednesday that Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al-Rawi, number 30 on the list, was now in custody. It gave no details. His arrest brought to 28 the number of people on the list known to have surrendered or been captured. The U.S. issued the list after ousting Saddam on...
  • US Captures Another Iraqi On ‘Most Wanted’ List [Number 20]

    06/05/2003 2:09:45 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The US has announcd the capture of another member of their most wanted list. Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al Rawi, number 20 on the American most wanted list was a top official in Iraqs Al Quds division. The division, which Saddam claimed at one point to be 70 million strong, was created 3 years ago with the expressed purpose of conquering Israel.
  • U.S. Forces Arrest Another Iraqi Official

    06/05/2003 12:35:42 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 206+ views
    Associated Press | Thursday, June 5, 2003
    U.S. Forces Arrest Another Iraqi Official .c The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces are holding the commander of an Iraqi militia force that supposedly included millions of volunteer fighters, a military statement said Thursday. Ayad Futayyih Khalifa al-Rawi was No. 30 on the U.S. list of the 55 most-wanted former Iraqi officials, according to a brief statement released by the U.S. Central Command. It did not say when he was captured. He was chief-of-staff of the al-Quds Army, which was set up three years ago by Saddam Hussein to act as a backup to the regular army....
  • Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad

    05/04/2003 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 94 replies · 6,197+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 4 May, 2003
    Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMSunday, May 4, 2003 LONDON — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein killed his leading military commander on charges of treason as U.S. forces captured Baghdad. The London-based A-Sharq Al Awsat daily said Saddam and his younger son, Qusay, executed Gen. Seif Eddin Al Rawi on April 8. The newspaper said Al Rawi, commander of the elite Republican Guards, was accused of treason and shot in the head and back. Al Rawi was summoned by Saddam and executed on the day U.S. marines captured the Iraqi capital. The newspaper...