Sunday, 08 Apr, 2007 Politics

U.S. to have used neutron weapons in 2003 in Baghdad


Al-Jazeera, the Qatar satellite TV channel, has been broadcasting a video clip today, on which an ex-commander of the Iraqi Guard, Sayf al-Din Fulayyih Hasan Taha al-Rawi, was accusing the U.S. military of using phosphor and neutron weapons while assaulting the Baghdad Airport in spring 2003. Al-Jazeera did not specify, when exactly the video was filmed.

After the clip was broadcasted, the representatives of the Qatar channel made it clear the video clip was a fragment of an interview, which would be shown later on the channel. The France Presse Agency stated that the faces of the people filmed were not to be recognized, due to dim light during filming.

After Baghdad was under U.S. control, the U.S. command included al-Rawi on the list of 55 trusted men in the Hussein regime. The capturing of the men on this list, was set as a primary goal for the U.S. military. Since the list was designed in a form of a card deck, the Jack of clubs was al-Rawi, i.e. 14th in the list. U.S. command has set a reward of $1 million on the information leading to al-Rawi capturing.

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