Baghdad Chief "Betrayed Saddam"

(AFP/London Times) A Special Republican Guard chief, who is a cousin of Saddam Hussein, ordered forces not to defend Baghdad after making a deal with the U.S., according to the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, citing an Iraqi source close to Saddam's former regime. General Maher Sufian al-Tikriti left aboard a U.S. military transport aircraft bound for a U.S. base outside Iraq, along with a 20-strong entourage, on April 8 - the day before U.S. forces swept into Baghdad.

2003-05-26 00:00:00

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