'U.S. covert teams striving to kill members of Hussein's inner circle
CIA, Pentagon missions part of invisible war in urban areas of Iraq
Last Updated: March 28, 2003
Washington - U.S. covert teams have been operating in urban areas in Iraq trying to kill members of President Saddam Hussein's inner circle, including Baath Party officials and Special Republican Guard commanders, according to U.S. and other knowledgeable officials.
The covert teams, from the CIA's paramilitary division and the military's special operations group, include snipers and demolition experts schooled in setting house and CAR BOMBS. They have reportedly killed more than a handful of individuals, according to one knowledgeable source. They have been in operation for at least one week.