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Trouble For Saddam


International Outlook: GLOBAL WRAPUP

TROUBLE FOR SADDAM

According to reports reaching Jordan, serious violence broke out last month in the Iraqi city of Ar Ramadi, formerly a stronghold of Saddam Hussein. The trouble was touched off by the execution of an air force officer who was accused of participating in a coup plot. When his body arrived back home bearing marks that indicated he had undergone brutal torture, enraged townspeople rioted, burning government offices and a glass works.EDITED BY STANLEY REED


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