BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche

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BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche Slater

BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche

10.04.03 08:45
in Bagdad verschanzt. Es soll einen heftigen Kampf geben
BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche altmeister


10.04.03 08:49
weiter ist er nicht gekommen?
kann ich mir nicht vorstellen!

mfg altmeister
BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche Happy End
Happy End:

Hat die BBC nicht auch

10.04.03 08:51
10 x den Fall von Basra gemeldet und den Tod von Chemie-Ali?

Welchen Doppelgänger wollen sie denn in der Moschee gesehen haben?

BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche Slater

hier die Meldung

Fighting flares up in Baghdad
BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche 1002548 The toppling of a huge statue was a symbolic moment
US marines are searching a mosque in Baghdad where they believe Saddam Hussein may be hiding.

The marines came under attack - probably by special Republican Guard units - as dawn broke along the Tigris river, the BBC's David Willis says.

One marine was killed in a half-hour battle, says our correspondent, who is travelling with the marines.

US tanks have taken up positions in the heart of Baghdad after a day which signalled the end of Saddam Hussein's hold on the city.

The US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, has described the scenes of celebrating Iraqis as "breathtaking and historic".

Many Iraqis barricaded themselves in their blacked-out homes overnight for fear of looting and lawlessness.

A BBC correspondent in Baghdad says distant explosions continue as US troops consolidate their control, but he says the Americans have not yet filled the power vacuum.

Mr Rumsfeld has warned the fighting is not over, and admitted US-led forces did not have full control of the capital.

"The task is to see that the regime is not there. There is a good portion of the country where that has been achieved, but there's a good portion of the country where that has not been achieved," he told reporters in Washington.

Mr Rumsfeld said Saddam Hussein was "taking his place in the pantheon of failed brutal dictators".

There is still no confirmation of whether Saddam Hussein is alive or dead following Monday's bombing of a building in Baghdad where the Iraqi leader was believed to be with his two sons.

Other key developments:

  • US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says Syria - which he accuses of giving military assistance to Iraq - has helped members of the Iraqi regime escape

  • An Iraqi opposition leader, Ahmad Chalabi, accuses the US of failing to bolster security and ease humanitarian conditions in Iraq - as Washington is split over when the first meeting of opposition groups will be held

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross suspends its activities in Baghdad following the death of a Canadian Red Cross worker

  • The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammed al-Douri, admits the "game is over"

Northern attacks

As the Iraqi leader's hold on Baghdad crumbled, US and British warplanes on Wednesday continued to attack Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, about 145 kilometres (90 miles) north of Baghdad.

US Central Command said the air strikes were targeting the Republican Guards' Adnan division, "shaping the battlefield" for US ground troops.

CENTRAL BAGHDAD BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche 1002548 BBC meldet :Saddam in einer Mosche 1002548
Map: Fighting in Baghdad Who are the Shia?
Further south and east, US forces said they had taken control of an Iraqi divisional headquarters at Amarah, close to the Iranian border, without a fight.

But the Americans have admitted they do not yet control several other important towns in central Iraq - including Kut, south-east of Baghdad.

Further south, British forces around Iraq's second city, Basra, said they still need to restore order and eliminate the last remnants of Iraqi resistance.

The commander of British forces in the Gulf, Air Marshall Brian Burridge, said it would be a few more days before the aid agencies could resume their work in the city, which still lacks water and basic medical supplies.

UK troops have offered a gun amnesty in an effort to restore order to Basra.

In northern Iraq, US special operations forces and Kurdish fighters have seized a small town 24 kilometres (15 miles) north of Mosul and captured more than 200 Iraqis, according to coalition Central Command in Qatar.


As US-led troops move to consolidate their positions in Baghdad, a BBC correspondent in the capital says nothing can erase the euphoria on Wednesday, in which television pictures of the toppling of a massive statue of Saddam Hussein were beamed live around the world.

In a symbolic moment, an American armoured vehicle helped a crowd of cheering Iraqis to pull down a huge statue in the Fardus square in front of the hotel.

Dozens of exultant people leapt on the deposed figure and stamped on it, shouting "Death to Saddam!"

The day had begun with cheering Iraqis greeting marines arriving in the Shia stronghold of Saddam City.

Iraqi looters ransacked United Nations offices, and the Olympic Committee building - headquarters of Saddam Hussein's elder son Uday - was set on fire.

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