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Uprising erupts in number of Baghdad areas killing many of Fedayeen Saddam
TEHRAN, April 7 (KUNA) # A popular uprising has erupted against the Iraqi regime in several residential areas in Baghdad killing dozens of Fedayeen Saddam fighters loyal to the Iraqi president, KUNA sources inside the capital
The sources told KUNA over the phone today “major bloody confrontations are currently taking place between the residents of Baghdad and the regime’s militia’s killing dozens of Saddam’s loyalists and forcing many of their leaders to leave their positions and change into civilian clothes.”
The clashes taking place in Al-Shu’ala, Al-Mansour and Al-Salhia areas in Baghdad have also claimed the lives of many of the people of those areas, the source said.
“Many of Fedayeen Saddam were killed in Baghdad in ongoing fierce clashes that were induced by the advancement of coalition ground troops and the moral support provided by national Iraqi powers that have started organizing their
fronts and have received new positions in a number of liberated governorates,” the source said.
Some of the regime’s security elements abandoned their command centers and fled to populated areas on the outskirts of Baghdad to seek protection from the expected revenge by the people on one hand and the remaining regime fighters on the other.
The sources expected the uprising to intensify in other areas in the capital especially since high-ranking Iraqi officials have abandoned their
“A number of Baghdad’s residential areas have witnessed in the past months much harassment and arrests by security authorities and party intelligence officers, a matter that has infuriated the people of those areas and pushed them to take advantage of the moment to get rid of those elements,” he said.