Friday, October 31, 2003

Uja-Booga!

The US has put in place a plan that aims to quell some of the violence coming from the Tikrit region of Iraq. Residents of the town of Uja, located 6 miles from Tikrit, will need an ID card to move in or out of the town.

American soldiers on Friday sealed off the village where Saddam Hussein was born and ordered adults to register for identity cards that will allow them to move in and out of the community.

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Russell said he did not know whether Saddam was directing parts of the insurgency, but the village is the family home of many former Baathist regime members.

"There are ties leading to this village, to the funding and planning of attacks against U.S. soldiers," Russell said.

Saddam was born in Uja.


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