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Saddam’s Sons May Have Been Killed

July 22, 2003

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) _ A firefight erupted when U.S. forces surrounded the home of a cousin of Saddam Hussein in the northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, killing four people. U.S. officials in Washington said they were trying to determine whether Saddam’s sons Odai and Qusai were among the dead.

An official with the U.S. civilian administration running Iraq said ``something big has just happened″ but would provide no futher information.

According to an Associated Press Television News cameraman in Mosul, residents claimed American soldiers had come to the house looking for Saddam’s elder sons.

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