Who found Saddam Hussein in the hole?

Who found Saddam Hussein in the hole?

Samir, a 34-year-old Iraqi-American military interpreter who helped find Saddam and pull him from his hideaway in December 2003. Operation Red Dawn was an American military operation conducted on 13 December 2003 in the town of ad-Dawr, Iraq, near Tikrit, that led to the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Was Saddam Hussein found in a spider hole?

Eight months after being ousted from power in Baghdad, the Iraqi tyrant was found in December 2003 hiding out in Ad-Dawr, a town 10 miles (16 km) south of his hometown of Tikrit. Saddam Hussein was pulled from a hole with a depth of 6 to 8 ft. See TIME’s story on Saddam’s capture. …

When was Saddam Hussein found in a hole?

December 13, 2003
Five months later, on December 13, 2003, U.S. soldiers found Saddam Hussein hiding in a six-to-eight-foot deep hole, nine miles outside his hometown of Tikrit. The man once obsessed with hygiene was found to be unkempt, with a bushy beard and matted hair. He did not resist and was uninjured during the arrest.

Is there a movie about Saddam Hussein’s capture?

The mission to capture Saddam Hussein was dubbed Operation Red Dawn, after an 80s Patrick Swayze action movie.

Where is Saddam today?

Saddam Hussein

Marshal Saddam Hussein
Born Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti28 April 1937 Al-Awja, Saladin Governorate, Kingdom of Iraq
Died 30 December 2006 (aged 69) Camp Justice, Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq
Cause of death Execution by hanging
Resting place Al-Awja

Why Saddam Hussein was executed?

Saddam was executed by hanging after being convicted of crimes against humanity following his trial and conviction for the illegal killings of 148 Kurds in the town of Dujail in 1982. The execution was carried out at “Camp Justice,” an Iraqi army base in Kazimain, a neighborhood of north-east Baghdad.

Where was Saddam killed?

Camp Justice
Saddam Hussein/Place of death

How did Saddam get caught?

US forces captured Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003. The ousted Iraqi dictator and members of his family fled Baghdad after the US invaded the city in March 2003. US troops captured and arrested Hussein, who had been hiding in an underground hole, without firing a single shot.

Why Saddam Hussein was killed?

Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the Dujail massacre—the killing of 148 Iraqi Shi’ites in the town of Dujail—in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

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