June 23, 2003

The Three Remaining Aces No

The Three Remaining Aces

No one knows if Saddam and his two sons were in this convoy. But this WaPo piece is worth reading regardless.

Some intriguing grafs:

"The Observer, a British newspaper, reported yesterday that the airstrike last week was carried out after U.S. officials intercepted a satellite telephone conversation in which either Hussein or his sons were overheard. The newspaper said the strike occurred near the border town of Qaim, site of earlier battles as some Iraqis fled toward Syria.

A Bush administration official said last night, however, that U.S. forces followed the convoy into Syrian territory and attacked it there. The Americans, the official said on condition of anonymity, were "in hot pursuit and wound up crossing the Syrian border."

Here's the Observer (ie, Guardian's) story.

Posted by Gregory at June 23, 2003 09:44 AM
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