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IRAQ: Resistance to American attack



In case the US attacks Iraq, what resistance will it meet? Christopher Jones sends this excerpt from The Guardian : "The fear that Iraq's 700,000-strong regular army might refuse to fight invading American troops has prompted President Saddam to take drastic measures. Last week he reportedly deployed a ruthless militia of Iranian fighters to several key cities to crush any popular uprisings. The Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK). a violent Iranian opposition group based in Iraq, was sent to defend urban areas, including Baghdad, Kurdish newspapers reported. MEK fighters have also arrived at the border with Kuwait and Syria. The MEK remains fanatically loyal to the president and is likely to lead any street fighting against US troops, Iraqi opposition sources believe---"

Ronald Hilton - 2/18/03


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