Centcom denies Saddam in Qatar

A spokesperson at US Central Command in Doha has categorically denied reports that captured Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is in Qatar.

    Saddam hid from his captors for almost nine months

    "This is completely inaccurate. Saddam is at a secure, undisclosed location inside of Iraq," Major Dave Farlow told Aljazeera.net on Monday.

    Earlier, CNN reported that the ousted leader had been moved to the Gulf state.

    "I think it's the media feeding on the media," said Farlow. When asked if such reports had risen due to possible plans to move Saddam to military installations in Qatar, he refused to speculate.

    Saddam's whereabouts remain a mystery a day after US officials announced he had been captured in a hole near his hometown,Tikrit.
       
    A member of the Iraqi Governing Council also denied the news, saying Saddam would be put on trial in Baghdad.
       
    A senior Qatari official was quoted by Reuters as saying, "It is very unlikely that Saddam would be brought to Qatar... I am not aware of any developments on this front".

    SOURCE: Aljazeera + Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    Tracee Herbaugh's mother, Sharon, abandoned her when she was born, pursuing a career from which she never returned.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.