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(Washington-AP) -- New efforts are reportedly under way in the search for Saddam Hussein.
Citing unnamed U-S sources, The Washington Post reports American intelligence officials now believe the former Iraqi leader is probably still alive -- and still in Iraq.
The sources cite recently intercepted communications between fugitive Saddam supporters, including discussions that indicate Saddam is alive and must be protected.
The sources tell the Post the recent intelligence has re-intensified the search for Saddam and his two sons. Military sources indicate new operations are under way.
The search is reportedly being led by a secret military group that includes elite Army and Navy troops supported by the C-I-A.
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