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Updated: 12:59 a.m. EST (0559 GMT) March 20, 2003
 
'DECAPITATION ATTACK'
Saddam targeted; Iraqi leader condemns strike
A cruise missile is launched from the USS Donald Cook in the Red Sea.

Saddam targeted; Iraqi leader condemns strike

• Pentagon: Strike was a "decapitation attack" to take out Saddam before the planned start of the war
• Saddam appears on Iraqi TV, condemns strikes as "criminal acts"
• Pentagon: Dozens of cruise missiles, Stealth fighters used in attack in and near Baghdad

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