Special Report: From the scene of the capture of Iraqi President, an
exclusive report from the patriotic Iraqi website www.albasrah.net.
Iraqi residents of the area of ad-Duwar where Iraqi President Saddam
Hussein was captured by aggressor troops late Saturday evening report
that a ferocious battle raged in their farming area between Iraqi
Resistance Fighters led by President Saddam Hussein and American
aggressor troops backed by aircraft who resorted to all sorts of
weapons, including those under international ban.
Lawyer Isma'il 'Abd ar-Rahman said that the courageous Iraqi
Resistance led by Saddam Hussein lost more than 150 men martyrs in
the heroic engagement. He said that the US aggressor forces lost
more than 250 men, however, in killed and injured during the combat,
and dozens of American vehicles were destroyed.
He added that American Apache helicopters and airplanes were
constantly in the skies of the area throughout the entire duration of
the battle that raged for more than 30 hours during which the US
occupation forces were unable to break the will and defiance of the
heroic Resistance fighters.
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim ad-Duri for his part said that the American
forces, frustrated by the Resistance fighters' stubbornness, began to
fire shells that contained types of narcotic gas, taking advantage of
their technological superiority. At that point the aggressor forces
had no information, Dr. ad-Duri said, indicating that the Iraqi
President was in the area. They simply wanted to silence the guns of
the Resistance fighters that had inflicted heavy losses on the
He said that the gas spread quickly in the air and affected the
ability of the Resistance fighters to do battle, causing them to lose
consciousness. This allowed the American aggressor forces to arrest
them while they were unconscious. Among them was the Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein. He said that this is what all fair-minded people who
witnessed the farcical lie that the American forces showed on
television at noon on Sunday, 14 December.
Dr. ad-Duri added that the nature of the combat that took place in
that farming area full of date palms puts the lie to the na´ve
American account. It shows that President Saddam Hussein led the
battle, demonstrating outstanding courage in defying the occupation
forces. These are the praiseworthy characteristics that Iraqis know
to be his.
A leading member of the Arab Socialist Baath Party said that the
Iraqi President is a Baathist leader before he is an office holder,
and therefore his arrest or assassination was always something that
was possible, and the President and his comrade fighters knew this.
The disappearance of President Saddam Hussein from the spectacle of
the political arena in Iraq today will not affect the cohesion of the
Party nor the leadership by the Party of the heroic Iraqi
Resistance. The Baath Party, he said, is a revolutionary,
The leading Baath Party member stressed that the Resistance would not
retreat. The agenda of the Resistance will escalate in retribution
for the loss of freedom and dignity of the President who represents
the freedom and dignity of the people and the Arab Nation.
He noted that the Iraqi Resistance retains its military,
organizational, and informational apparatus, it knows all its members
are ready for martyrdom at any time and place, and he pledged that
qualitative Resistance operations aimed at the occupation forces and
their collaborators would continue because it is the Resistance that
represents the Iraqi soul.
Meanwhile Iraqi farmer 'Abbud Mustafa who owns a chicken farm in the
area said that several thousand of is chickens, which are his source
of livelihood, had suddenly died with no prior warning. He said that
veterinarian doctors told him that they had died as a result of the
gas which the American forces had released in the area during their
attempt to capture President Saddam Hussein.
Al-Hajjah Siham Jabbar spoke about the same thing, affirming that two
of the sheep her family owns on their rural farmstead had died
because of the effects of the gas released by the American forces in
Commenting on the way that the Americans released the story about the
arrest of President Saddam Hussein, Dr. Mani' Mahdi, professor of
psychology at the University of Tikrit said that the American
Administration wants to humiliate not only President Saddam Hussein
but also the masses of the people and the Arab Nation who pinned
their hopes on the personality of President Saddam, regarding him as
an Arab Nationalist hero and a valiant knight of the Arab Nation.
The American Administration, Dr. Mahdi said, wants to deprive us of
our political and historical symbols and personalities so that we
might pay homage to defeated leaders who live under in the shade of
the Americans. President Saddam Hussein is the one who said "No!" to
the American Administration. It was he who struck the very depths of
the Zionist entity. It was he who built an industrial base and
brought together an army of scientists in Iraq. It was he who made
Iraq's national resources secure from the encroachments of the
enemies of the Arab nation. Because of all that the Americans
brought together all the intelligence people and psychologists in the
Administration to put together a show of humiliation of this
historic personality who represents the present and future of the