Saddam's Inner Circle Heading for Cover

(Washington Times) Anton La Guardia - Members of Saddam Hussein's inner circle are defecting to the opposition or making discreet offers of peace in the hope of being spared retribution if the Baghdad dictator is toppled, according to Iraqi exiles. Ayad al-Awi, head of the opposition Iraqi National Accord, said his group recently received senior defectors from the Iraqi security services, which form the regime's nerve center. At the same time, Kurdish groups said they had received secret approaches from military commanders offering to turn their weapons on Saddam when the war begins.

2002-10-08 00:00:00

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