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BREAKING NEWS – Saddam’s Lawyer Killed, says Iraqi State TV

Posted by Admin on June 21, 2006

UPDATED: 2:33 am June 21, 2006

Sketchy details right now. Corpse claimed to have been found by police, but the lawyer's aide claims he is still alive…

The AFP has an updated article containing a few more details;

SADDAM LAWYER KILLED IN IRAQ – AFP via Yahoo! News – June 21, 2006

"The police found the corpse of Obeidi tossed in the 'Good Morning' roundabout in the Ur neighborhood" of Baghdad's mainly Sunni Adhamiyah district, the official said.

But when AFP tried to contact Obeidi on his mobile phone following a report on state television about his killing, a man who identified himself as the lawyer's aide said he was "alive."

– AFP Article – June 21, 2006

Here is the link to the Reuters blurb:

"TERRORISTS" KILL TOP SADDAM LAWYER: STATE TV – Reuters – US – June 21, 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – One of Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyers, Khamis al- Obaidi, has been killed by "terrorists", Iraqiya state television said on Wednesday.

It gave no details.

– Reuters – June 21, 2006

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