Thu, Jul 24, 2003 - Page 1 News List

Saddam's sons killed in shootout with US troops

SIX-HOUR BATTLE Uday and Qusay died side by side in a hail of bullets after a six-hour battle, but many in Baghdad still don't believe the news


Uday and Qusay were not noticeably close in life, but they went down fighting side by side in the violent tradition of their clan. Barricading themselves into the villa, they resisted US troops for several sweltering hours.

Two other bodies removed from the villa were a grandson of Saddam and an aide of Uday.

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