Iraq: civil resistance leader killed by US forces
From the Iraq Freedom Congress (IFC), July 6:
Statement of Iraq Freedom Congress on the Assassination of Abdelhussein Saddam
The terrorist US forces kidnapped Abdelhussein Saddam, head of the Safety Force of the Iraq Freedom Congress after opening fire at him and his daughter on the 4th of July in Alattiba neighborhood in Baghdad. Two days after the abduction, his body was found in the Forensic Center in Yarmouk Hospital. The US force that committed this criminal act was a special task force who used special vehicles with the assistance of the Iraqi National Guards.
Abdelhussein Saddam was born in 1957 in Basra city from a progressive family. He was arrested in 1997 and spent two years in the Intelligence centre for his intense criticism of Saddam's regime. In November 2006, he joined the ranks of IFC and in April 2007, and became the head of its Safety Force later. In June of that same year, he was elected as an assistant member of the Central Council of the Iraq Freedom Congress.
He was well-known for his courage and bravery. He was a popular figure and has a distinct social influence in many areas of Basra and Baghdad. He was well-known as a leader of the Safety Force in many areas in Baghdad where together with the safety force members [he] performed field exercises and maneuvers. He was well-known for his bravery in defying the sectarian gangs that meddle with the people's safety and security. Throughout the period of his leadership of the Safety Force, there had been no killing based on identity in the area where he lived [or] in other areas with the presence of the Safety Force.
He was able to transform the Alaiwadeh neighborhood to lead by example in safety and security. He also [joined] with many Safety Force personnel and members of the Iraq Freedom Congress [to] publish and distribut the slogan "No Sunni, No Shiite...Ours is a Human Identity" that angered the occupation and sectarian gangs. The criminal US forces once again prove with another example to their criminal records that do not differ from other terrorist gangs. They did not come to Iraq except to steal the wealth of society.
This is the democracy that these criminal forces have brought that turned Iraq into a jungle ruled by...the laws of sectarian gangs. It will not allow any force to raise the banner of humanity and therefore they tried to harm the Iraq Freedom Congress by raiding its headquarters, arresting its members and assassinating one of its leaders, when [they were] not able to break the resolve and determination of IFC.
The Iraq Freedom Congress will respond appropriately to the criminal act carried out by the terrorist US forces as we noted in the abduction statement on Abdelhussein Saddam.
The assassination of Abdel Saddam Hussein by US forces mafia will not discourage the determination of the Iraq Freedom Congress and will be a new impetus to continue the struggle to rid the Iraqi society from all types of terrorists. They murdered Abdelhussein, but his spirit, ambitious aspirations, and bravery for building Iraq that is secular, humanitarian, and free from occupation and sectarian gangs, will be firmly in the hearts of freedom lovers.
Long live Abdelhussein Saddam
Down with the occupation and its allies
Long Live Iraq Freedom Congress
Iraq Freedom Congress
July 6, 2007
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