New Saddam photo in prison released by Iraqi newspaper

Published December 19th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

A historic picture of captured Saddam Hussein with Ahmed Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress was released Thursday by an Iraqi newspaper. Saddam is seen in his prison cell, wearing traditional Arab garb, and forced to sit face to face with a one-time Iraqi exile who long opposed him.  


Many Iraqis rushed to snap up souvenir copies of the newspaper, al-Mutamar, while enterprising vendors charged twice the regular price for it, reports said.  


The newspaper is owned by Chalabi, a longtime opponent whom a captive Saddam was reportedly eager to meet. He visited the former president in his cell on Sunday, only hours after he was captured over the weekend hiding in a hole. (

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