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Saddam vows to defend Baghdad

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein told his people Baghdad would be defended, in a message read out on state television on Friday by one of his ministers.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2003 17:32 IST
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Iraqi President Saddam Hussein told his people Baghdad would be defended, in a message read out on state television on Friday by one of his ministers.

"The enemy is trying to enter Baghdad," Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said, quoting a statement he said was from Saddam.

"Let every family in Baghdad be assured... our faithful men will confront the enemy."

Most of Baghdad, without power, was probably not able to watch the short broadcast but it was likely to be repeated on radio.

First Published: Apr 04, 2003 16:20 IST