''Saddam'' letter calls for further attacks on US troops in Iraq
Ousted Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein has claimed to be "fighting the Americans" and appealed for resistance against the US and British troops, according to a letter attributed to him, obtained by the Middle East Online website.
The same website on Tuesday published a statement in which the so-called "General Command of the Iraqi Armed, Resistance and Liberation Forces" claimed responsibility for an ambush which killed two American troops and injured nine others in Fallujah.
The statement said the attack was carried out by "special forces, al-Faruk Brigades, and members of the Baath Party."
The claim of responsibility posted on the website spoke of "downing a US aircraft and killing its four crew". The statement added that the al-Faruk Brigades, "the armed wing of the Islamic resistance in Iraq", killed a US soldier in Baghdad.
In the letter attributed to Saddam and dubbed his "fourth handwritten letter" since he was removed from power, he called for more attacks against Americans.
"As we fight and ensnare the cowardly American and British enemy, we urge you to ... boycott anyone installed by the criminal invading forces to run any area of government," said Saddam's message to "mujahedeen everywhere, the courageous sons of the Arab nation, and members of the Arab Baath Socialist Party."
"Brethren in jihad, we call on you to expel all traitors who supported the occupation or came in its trail and who call themselves Iraqis," it said. (Albawaba.com)
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