ISRAEL'S PLAN TO OFF SADDAM

"Following the capture of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, the Israeli military revealed a plan hatched in 1992 to assassinate the man who ordered the launch of missiles on the Jewish state during the first Gulf war," AFP reports."The Israeli press said Tuesday that special forces had trained for an operation, code named Bramble Bush, in which they would fire a specially-designed missile at Saddam as he attended the funeral of a relative."However, a training exercise for the operation left five Israeli soldiers dead on November 5, 1992, and the plan was subsequently shelved."Ha'Aretz has additional details on the aborted operation.

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