Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Sahhaf strung up?
Al-Bawaba is citing the Iranian Mardomsalari newspaper citing Iraqi refugees to the effect that former Iraqi information minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf hanged himself. Another Arabic-language Iranian paper said the same thing.

Al-Bawaba noted:

According to these reports, al-Sahaf hanged himself a few hours before Baghdad fell to US forces on April 9th. The refugees gave no source to confirm their claim.

That seems as unlikely a story as the one which said that American forces were committing suicide by the hundreds at the gates of Baghdad.

PS--The Guardian has picked up the story, which offers a bonus: another report from an Iranian newspaper that the fall of Baghdad was the result of a U.S.-Iraqi-Russian tripartitie deal.

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