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US Admits Bombing in Syria in Strikes Aimed at Top Iraqis

HeadlineJun 23, 2003

U.S. officials are investigating whether they killed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein or his sons on Wednesday when U.S. forces targeted a three-vehicle convoy near or over the Syrian border

The Washington Post reports that DNA tests are being carried out but no evidence indicates Hussein was hit.

A Bush administration official told the Post that the attack actually occurred in Syria.

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