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Tuesday, August 05, 2003

From the MEMRI news ticker:
August 4, 2003
FOLLOWING THE ARREST OF WANTED MEN WHO HAD TAKEN REFUGE IN ARAFAT'S MUQAT'A HEADQUARTERS, FATAH'S MILITARY WING AL-AQSA MARTYRS BRIGADES POSTED A COMMUNIQUÉ ON ITS WEBSITE DEMANDING THAT 'THE HEROES, THE MUJAHIDEEN, AND THE MARTYRS CARRY OUT THEIR OPERATIONS INSIDE THE PLUNDERING [ZIONIST] ENTITY IN ORDER TO SHAKE THE GROUND UNDER THE [ZIONISTS'] FEET AND THWART THEIR PLANS.' (HTTP://WWW.KATAEBAQSA.ORG)
And this surprising tidbit:

August 1, 2003
SADDAM SENT HIS PERSONAL AID, ABD HAMOUD, WITH AN OFFER TO STOP ATTACKS ON U.S. FORCES IF THE FORCES WOULD LEAVE HIM AND HIS FAMILY ALONE. THE DEAL WAS REJECTED, HAMOUD WAS ARRESTED, AND SADDAM'S SONS WERE KILLED. (AL-HAYAT, LONDON, 8/1/03)