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Saddam preaches jihad against allies
Reuters, PTI
Baghdad, April 02, 2003
First Published: 23:33 IST(1/4/2003)
Last Updated: 10:36 IST(2/4/2003)
President Saddam Hussein said in a message to the Iraqi people on Tuesday that jihad was a religious duty and he urged them to fight invading US and British troops wherever they found them.

"Jihad is a duty. Whoever dies will be rewarded by heaven. This is what God requested of you," said Saddam's message, which was read out on state television by information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf.

"Hit them, fight them. Fight them everywhere," the message said.

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