In new tape: ''Saddam'' encourages Iraqi resistance against US troops
An Arab satellite station on Wednesday, broadcast what it was claimed was an audiotape of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
The speaker on the tape attempted to rally Iraqi resistance to the US-led forces that toppled Saddam and continues to occupy the war-torn country.
"Oh Iraqi people, I am telling you the good news," said the voice on the tape broadcast by al-Arabiya TV. "The fatigue is eating into the enemy's ranks."
"You mujahedeen (Jihad fighters), Iraqis and women, increase your attacks on your enemies," the voice said.
The voice urged Iraqis to protest against occupation in the streets, to "beat the walls in protest" and to donate money to the resistance.
"Saddam" called on U.S. forces to withdraw from Iraq immediately. "We call on you to withdraw your armies as soon as possible and without any conditions or restrictions, because there is no reason for you to suffer more losses, which will be disastrous for the Americans," the voice said, claiming the recording was made in "mid-September." (Albawaba.com)
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