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Last Updated: Monday, 28 July, 2003, 20:57 GMT 21:57 UK
Saddam sons 'found with $100m'
Images of Uday and Qusay Hussein from a CD-Rom released by the US in Baghdad
Uday (left) and Qusay fought to the death
Saddam Hussein's two sons had about $100m in Iraqi dinars and US dollars with them when they were killed by American forces in northern Iraq, according to a report.

US-based news magazine Newsweek also reveals what it says were the contents of Uday Hussein's briefcase - including Viagra, numerous bottles of cologne, unopened packages of men's underwear, dress shirts, a silk tie and a single condom.

The magazine reports that Uday and his younger brother, Qusay, also had two women's purses with them.

The money found with the former Iraqi leader's sons is more than three times the $30m bounty put on their heads by the US Government.

The reward - $15m for each son - is expected to go to Nawaf al-Zaidan, an Iraqi tribal leader who owned the villa in the city of Mosul where the men were hiding.

He is said to have tipped off the Americans to their presence after reportedly sheltering them for 23 days.

CIA 'tracked phone call'

But another report surfaced on Monday to challenge this version of events.

This says that Uday and Qusay were tracked down after Uday made a telephone call to an associate that was tracked by the US Central Intelligence Agency.

According to the report, Uday's associate - who was co-operating with US-led coalition forces - kept him talking to allow a trace to be made.

American officials say they are unsure if Uday and Qusay were financing a guerrilla war against US-led forces in Iraq or simply concerned with saving their own lives.

Burial call

In the week since the brothers were killed, their bodies have been held in cold storage at a US base and their faces reconstructed so television viewers would find them more familiar.

Both measures have been criticised as defying Islamic tradition.

Members of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council have called for a proper burial.

They have also urged the US to ban the press and all cameras from the ceremony in order to avoid disturbances.




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