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Saddam's Cousin Denies Charges of Aiding Insurgency

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Saddam's Cousin Denies Charges of Aiding Insurgency

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Saddam's Cousin Denies Charges of Aiding Insurgency

Saddam's Cousin Denies Charges of Aiding Insurgency

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Izzadine al Majid, a cousin of Saddam Hussein, denies supporting the anti-occupation insurgency in Iraq. When Majid defected in 1995, Saddam Hussein ordered the death of family members close to him. A New York Times report this week alleged that three of Saddam Hussein's cousins are smuggling money, weapons and gunmen into Iraq to aid the insurgency. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.