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  Testimony begining to reveal mudering of Saddam's foes
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, on trial for the 1982 massacre of more than 140 civilians in the town of Dujail, listened intently yesterday to witness testimony describing the roundup after a failed attempt on his life.

"I don't know why so many people were arrested," said Wadah Ismael al-Sheik, chief investigator and intelligence officer at the time, explaining that only about 12 gunmen were involved in the attack on Saddam's convoy.

In the deposition, he said that 400 people, including whole families, were rounded up in Dujail, and many wound up in the notorious jails of Abu Ghraib and Lugrad Salmon. The prosecution presented two videotapes yesterday to bolster its case that Saddam ordered the killing of 148 Shi'ites from Dujail in 1982. Saddam has said he is not guilty of the charges of murder and torture. The first tape showed Saddam in Dujail, apparently shortly after the attempt on his life, telling his underlings how to deal with the villagers. "Keep them separate and interrogate them," Saddam said.
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