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UNDERCOVER KILLERS IN IRAQ

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    UNDERCOVER KILLERS HELPED US TROOPS IN BOTCHED HOUSE RAID ROBERT FISK, Independent, 7/29/03 http://www.independent.co.uk THE AMERICAN killing of up to 11
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      UNDERCOVER KILLERS HELPED US TROOPS IN BOTCHED HOUSE RAID'
      ROBERT FISK, Independent, 7/29/03
      http://www.independent.co.uk

      THE AMERICAN killing of up to 11 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad during an
      abortive attempt to seize Saddam Hussein on Sunday has provoked
      disturbing questions as well as widespread anger in the city. Many
      witnesses now say armed Americans in civilian clothes also
      participated in the raid - after which at least three of the wounded
      were spirited away by US troops and have not been seen since.

      Fadi Barash, an unemployed car mechanic, told The Independent
      yesterday how his relative Mazen Elyas was shot in the head by US
      troops as he drove towards them on his way to church with his mother
      Tamantin and brother Thamir. "Mazen was killed - his brain was blown
      out - but his mother and Thamir were wounded," he said. "The
      Americans took them away in some kind of pick-up and didn't tell
      anyone where they went. Mr Barash appealed yesterday, along with
      other members of his family, to the International Red Cross in an
      effort to force the Americans to disclose the whereabouts of the
      wounded - or dead - relatives...

      In the crowded street, the American troops - and US plain clothes
      agents they brought with them - apparently regarded every approaching
      car as a threat and opened fire. Even last night, the exact number of
      dead remained unknownÂ…



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