Saddam preaches jihad against allies
Saddam told Iraqi people that jihad was a religious duty and urged them to fight invading US and UK troops wherever they found them.Updated: Apr 02, 2003 10:36 IST
President Saddam Hussein said in a message to the Iraqi people on Tuesday that
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.
First Published: Apr 01, 2003 23:33 IST