Friday, June 20, 2003

FASCINATING POSSIBILITY WITH FRIGHTENING POTENTIAL. If he is guess is it will be a human being, not communications intercepts that provides the key to finding him
Former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein is probably alive and hiding somewhere in Iraq, judging from intercepted communications among his supporters, The New York Times said on Friday quoting US officials.

Besides the lack of physical evidence that he died in two US airstrikes on Baghdad - on March 20 and April 7 - during the war on Iraq, the officials believe Hussein is behind the surge of armed attacks against US forces.

"These guys are growing in resistance, and they're still being troublesome, and you have to ask what's motivating them," a defence official said, adding that recent intelligence reports indicated that Hussein and his inner circle were trying to garner support inside the country.

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