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Saddam puts price on heads of US, UK foes

Saddam offered on Friday to reward any Iraqi who shoots down a US or British aircraft, or kills or captures a pilot or soldier.

world Updated: Mar 21, 2003 17:39 IST
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President Saddam Hussein offered on Friday to reward any Iraqi who shoots down a US or British aircraft, or kills or captures a pilot or soldier.

The state Iraqi News Agency (INA) said an order by Saddam stipulated that any Iraqi fighter shooting down an enemy warplane would be paid 100 million dinars (around $33,000 on the black market) and 50 million for a downed helicopter.

Soldiers would get 50 million dinars for capturing a pilot or soldier and 25 million for killing one, INA said. The reward for shooting down a missile would be 10 million dinars.

First Published: Mar 21, 2003 17:39 IST