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  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Saddam's Daughter

    04/20/2010 2:17:34 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies · 551+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/20/10 | Ed Barnes
    A revised arrest warrant recently posted by Interpol may finally lead to the capture and extradition of Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter, who is charged with supporting terrorist activities in Iraq. Raghad Hussein, who lives in Amman, Jordan, under the protection of King Abdullah II, was charged in November 2006 with supporting the Iraqi insurgency. But in the murky world of Middle East politics, neither the warrant nor the charges against her created much of a stir. She was, after all, Saddam Hussein's daughter. And in the chaos that followed the coalition invasion of Iraq, no one quite believed that the...
  • Uday’s Baghdad Villas Demolished, New Saudi Embassy Slated for Site

    04/06/2009 6:17:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 627+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Tim Beckham, USAF
    Capt. Michelle Sterling goes over demolition plans with her team members while one of the three villas once belonging to bath party members is being demolished to make room for a new foreign embassy. Photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Beckham, Baghdad Media Outreach Team. BAGHDAD — It has been said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But a group of Iraqi contractors, with the help of a U.S. Airman, are taking a different approach. They are burying the past to rebuild a new future.The past, in this case, are three villas located here in...
  • Anbar Justice Complex Built on Former Saddam Hussein Family Site

    09/05/2008 6:48:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Sandblasting has restored the exterior of Courthouse 1 and the connecting colonnade to Courthouse 2 on the Anbar Judicial Complex in Ramadi. Photo by USACE. BAGHDAD — The $21.5 million renovation and new construction at the Anbar Judicial Complex in the provincial capital of Ramadi is under way by the Gulf Region Division on palace sites of the Saddam Hussein family.  Courtrooms and judges’ chambers will be located in palace buildings formerly used by Saddam and his infamous sons, Uday and Qusay, at the so-called “Hurricane Point” on the Euphrates River.  Ramadi is one of several Sunni-majority towns along the...
  • Iraqi police discover Uday's cars [He died 7/22/03]

    07/22/2008 3:29:21 AM PDT · by syriacus · 27 replies · 356+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2008
    The two Rolls Royces and three sports cars were looted after the US-led invasion in 2003, police said... Uday Hussein and his younger brother Qusay were killed in a gun battle with US forces months after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Report: Saddam Hussein’s Son Plotted London Assassination Attack

    03/23/2008 1:04:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 474+ views
    Times of London ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2008 | FOX News
    Saddam Hussein's son Uday planned to carry out an attack in London to assassinate the leader of an Iraqi opposition group in April 2000, it is being reported. According to the U.K.'s Times of London newspaper, a new Pentagon study based on documents seized during the Iraq war reveal an aborted plot by Uday Hussein's elite paramilitary group — the Fedayeen — to kill London-based Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress. Documents show that Fedayeen's orders were to carry out assassinations and bombings in London, the Times reported. While the study showed no link between Saddam Hussein's regime...
  • 'Chemical Ali' execution approved in Iraq

    02/29/2008 2:23:55 AM PST · by Perdogg · 16 replies · 360+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 02 29 08 | By Sally Peck and agencies
    The long-delayed execution of "Chemical Ali", Saddam Hussein's cousin and one of his most notorious henchmen, has been approved, an Iraqi government adviser said. Ali Hassan al-Majid known as Chemical Ali Chemical Ali - whose real name is Ali Hassan al-Majid - was one of three former Saddam officials sentenced to death in June after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for their part in the 1988 Anfal campaign that killed nearly 200,000 Kurds. An appeals court upheld the verdict in September.
  • Few Gather To Remember At Saddam's Tomb (On 1st Anniversary Of Execution, Iraqis...Yawn)

    12/30/2007 9:18:00 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 274+ views ^ | 30/12/2007 | Akeel Hussein in Tikrit and Colin Freeman
    Few gather to remember at Saddam's tomb By Akeel Hussein in Tikrit and Colin Freeman Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 30/12/2007 Tucked away amid lush orange farms outside the city of Tikrit, there is a small corner of Iraq where Saddam Hussein is still thought of as the president. The former Iraqi leader might have been hanged a year ago today, but in his ancestral village of al-Owja, where pilgrims now come to his grave, Tikrit's most famous son is still spoken of in the same awed tones as when he was alive. "Many people have visited the president in the...
  • Hussein-linked 'terrorist' caught (Leader of cell funded by Saddam's daughter)

    08/28/2007 10:53:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 713+ views
    CNN ^ | aUGUST 27, 2007
    Hussein-linked 'terrorist' caught   BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi forces detained the suspected leader of a terrorist cell network believed to be funded by Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, who is wanted by Iraqi authorities on terrorism charges, the U.S. military announced Monday. Raghad Hussein is currently living in Jordan under the protection of the royal family. The raid happened Sunday in Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. It was carried out by Iraqi forces, advised by U.S. Special Forces, the military said.The network, believed to be funded by Raghad Hussein, has been "linked to a series of attacks on coalition forces"...
  • Hussein daughter, wife sought by law (terrorism runs in the family)

    08/18/2007 10:24:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies · 510+ views
    dallas news ^ | 8/18/2007 | Wire reports
    BAGHDAD – Less than a year after Saddam Hussein was sent to the gallows, his first wife and their daughter are facing charges that could lead to their execution, too. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that the daughter, Raghad Hussein, 38, has been charged with financing insurgents who've bedeviled this country since shortly after her father's regime was toppled in 2003. Similar charges are pending against her mother, Sajida Khairalla Tulfa. Iraq issued arrest warrants for both women a year ago, but the orders' existence became public Friday after Interpol, the international police agency, issued a worldwide...
  • Saddam's daughter facing terrorism charges

    08/17/2007 8:11:38 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 15 replies · 1,838+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | August 17, 2007 | Chris Collins
    BAGHDAD — Less than a year after her father was sent to the gallows, Saddam Hussein's daughter is facing charges that also could lead to her execution. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said Friday that Raghad Hussein, 38, has been charged with financing the insurgents who have bedeviled this country since shortly after her father's regime was toppled in 2003. Hussein is believed to be living in Amman, Jordan, as a guest of King Abdullah II. The spokesman, Abdul Kereem Khalaf, said the Iraqi Judicial Authority issued an arrest warrant for Hussein a year ago, but that it...
  • Soccer Players Describe Torture by Hussein's Son

    07/29/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 19 replies · 1,568+ views
    The Iraq Foundation ^ | 5/6/03 | JOHN F. BURNS
    As president of Iraq's Olympic committee, the president's son was the country's sports czar. According to several accounts from players, he turned his sadistic obsessions on the national soccer team. -Snip- But those were the lesser miseries. Some players endured long periods in a military prison, beaten on their backs with electric cables until blood flowed. Other punishments included "matches" kicking concrete balls around the prison yard in 130-degree heat, and 12-hour sessions of push-ups, sprints and other fitness drills, wearing heavy military fatigues and boots.
  • Iraq:Saddam's Wife, Daughter on Wanted List(wife No.17, daugher No. 16 of 41)

    07/03/2006 3:08:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 788+ views
    ABC News ^ | 07/02/06 | BUSHRA JUHI
    Saddam's Wife, Daughter on Wanted List Saddam's Wife and Daughter, New Leader of al-Qaida in Iraq Among 41 on Iraq's Most-Wanted List By BUSHRA JUHI The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein's wife and eldest daughter are among 41 people on the Iraqi government's most wanted list, along with the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, a top official announced Sunday. The photo of the daughter of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Raghad, is seen on the Iraq government's new list of wanted outlaws at a press conference, Sunday, July 2, 2006,in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi National Security Advisor Dr....
  • Paratroopers snatch relative of Saddam

    01/06/2006 7:41:16 AM PST · by Wiz · 7 replies · 583+ views
    BAGHDAD, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Paratroopers of the Multi-National Forces have carried out a special operation in the hometown of the toppled Iraqi dictator and snatched a relative of the former president, a security source said on Thursday. The source said the elite squad landed in the town of Ojah, the hometown of Saddam, late on Wednesday, and detained Sheikh Ali Al-Nadda, and two of his relatives, Saad Addawi Al-Hdoush and Abdel Karim Al-Nadda. The latter was let go a few hours after detention.
  • Saddam Hussein nephew receives long prison sentence

    12/06/2005 7:35:22 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | December 06, 2005 | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    December 06, 2005 Release A051206l Saddam Hussein nephew receives long prison sentence BAGHDAD, Iraq – On Dec. 5, a Baghdad court found Aymen Sabawi, Saddam Hussein’s nephew - a former regime insider and once-active terrorist supporter - guilty of illegally crossing the Syrian border without authorization from Iraqi customs. He received a lengthy sentence in addition to a six-year sentence he received during his September trial when he was found guilty of possession of illegal weapons and manufacture of explosive devices. It was during his September trial that Sabawi, while testifying, submitted self-incriminating information when he spoke of the illegal...
  • Saddam Hussein Nephew Receives Long Prison Sentence (I LIKE THIS!!!! NEXT!!!!)

    12/06/2005 7:36:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 552+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 6, 2005 – Saddam Hussein's nephew -- a former regime insider and once-active terrorist supporter -- was found guilty in a Baghdad court Dec. 5 of illegally crossing the Syrian border without authorization from Iraqi customs. Aymen Sabawi received a 15-year sentence in addition to the six-year sentence he received during a September trial in which he was found guilty of possessing illegal weapons and manufacturing explosive devices. During his September trial, Sabawi submitted self-incriminating information in his testimony when he spoke of the illegal border crossing, officials said. The combined sentences mean Sabawi will not be released...
  • Iraq Asks Interpol To Find Saddam's Nephew

    11/17/2005 8:15:08 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 2 replies · 191+ views
    The Iraqi government has asked for Interpol’s help in securing the arrest and extradition of one of Saddam Hussein’s nephews, believed to be in Yemen and facing charges in Iraq for his alleged role in the insurgency, the US military said today. Omar Sabawi Ibrahim Hassan al-Tikriti has been charged with “committing acts of terror” by financing insurgents targeting US and Iraqi forces, a US statement said. It added that the Iraqi government “fully expects Yemen’s cooperation with Interpol in extraditing Omar Sabawi” so that “the free and democratic Iraqi people can bring Omar Sabawi to justice”. He is the...
  • Saudi King sends letter to US President on releasing Tikriti (Saddam Hussein's half-brother)

    11/02/2005 5:05:46 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 9 replies · 362+ views
    RIYADH, Nov 2 (KUNA) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud sent a letter to US President George W. Bush on releasing ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barazan Al-Tikriti, a Saudi daily said Wednesday. Al-Riyadh daily said the letter was of a humanitarian nature and called for showing understanding for the health conditions of Tikriti, who is suffering from cancer. The newspaper noted the US President was to look into the Saudi King's request.
  • Saddam's half brother pleads to be freed from jail

    10/28/2005 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Hadean · 16 replies · 561+ views ^ | Oct 28, 2005
    CAIRO, Egypt Saddam Hussein's half-brother and former intelligence chief is begging to be let out of jail so his spinal cancer can be treated. The man (Barazan Ibrahim al-Tikriti) is standing trial with Saddam on charges of crimes against humanity. A letter printed in a Saudi-owned paper quotes him as saying there's no treatment available for him in prison, and that he had nothing to do with Saddam's rule. He's calling on President Bush and other world leaders for help.
  • Iraq: Nephew of Saddam Arrested

    10/20/2005 5:06:32 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 4 replies · 601+ views
    AKI ^ | October 20 2005
    - Iraqi police have arrested one of Saddam Hussein's nephews. Officials say Yassir Sabhawi Ibrahim - son of the deposed dictator's half-brother Sabhawi Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti - was arrested in a Baghdad apartment on Wednesday, accused of being one of the main financiers for the insurgency activities in Iraq. His arrest came just a few days after the Syrian authorities forced him to return to Iraq, the officials said, describing his capture as a "serious blow to terrorist networks". Syria is said to have "pushed" Ibrahim into Iraq and informed the US authorities of his whereabouts in Baghdad, rather than...
  • Saddam's Son

    11/16/2001 4:15:29 PM PST · by knak · 47 replies · 260+ views
    Saddam's Son Kills Ibrahim's Nephew Iraq Press (London) Posted Friday November 16, 2001 - 10:45:21 AM EST Amman, Iraq Press - President Saddam Hussein's elder son Udai has reportedly shot and killed the nephew of Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's deputy on the all-powerful Revolutionary Command Council. Sources inside Iraq told Iraq Press that Udai shot Zeeyad al-douri in the head several times at Karadat Mariam, one of Baghdad's main thoroughfares. The sources said Udai killed al-Douri when he refused to break up his engagement to Ibrahim's daughter whom Udai had divorced following a short marriage. Al-Douri was with his fiance when ...
  • Iraq Arrests Saddam's Nephew in Baghdad

    10/19/2005 6:36:49 PM PDT · by Keith59 · 42 replies · 1,275+ views
    CAIRO, Egypt - Iraqi police on Wednesday arrested Saddam Hussein's nephew in Baghdad, charging that he served as the top financier of Iraq's rampant insurgency, senior Iraqi security officials said. Yasir Sabhawi Ibrahim, son of Saddam's half brother Sabhawi Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, was arrested in a Baghdad apartment, several days after Syrian authorities forced him to return to Iraq, the officials told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Cairo. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to deal with the media.
  • Life For Saddam Nephew

    09/19/2005 6:24:16 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Sky News ^ | 9/19/05
    One of Saddam Hussein's nephews has been sentenced to life in prison for bomb-making and funding Iraq's insurgency. The trial marks the first verdict against a family member of the former Iraqi leader. Ayman Sabawi, the son of Sabawi Ibrahim al Hassan, a half brother of Saddam, was captured by Iraqi security forces during a raid on Tikrit in May. His father, who served as a presidential adviser before the US-led invasion, was captured there two months earlier. Tikrit is Saddam's home town and was a hotbed of insurgency in the months after the war. The Iraqi Central Criminal Court...
  • Saddam's daughter plans defense strategy

    09/03/2005 9:35:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 720+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/3/05 | Jamal Halaby - ap
    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Saddam Hussein's daughter has devised a strategy for the defense of Iraq's ousted leader, including a media campaign and hiring of a new team of international lawyers, for the expected start of her father's trial next month, she said Saturday. Raghad Saddam Hussein said in a statement that the "future work plan" for the next six weeks was drafted after three days of consultations in Amman with unnamed legal consultants from Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Sudan and Lebanon. Her announcement came a day after an Iraqi official in Baghdad said authorities have set Oct. 19 as the...
  • Iraq blocks Saddam family bid to fire his lawyers

    08/14/2005 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Hadean · 8 replies · 455+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 14, 2005 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    AMMAN, Aug 14 (1Reuters) - The Iraqi tribunal trying Saddam Hussein on war crimes charges has blocked a bid by his family to fire his vast team of defense lawyers, saying only Saddam can make such a move, the family said on Sunday. Last week a lawyer acting for Saddam's eldest daughter Raghd said the family had scrapped the team of more than 2,000 attorneys claiming to be representing Saddam and would build a new, better-organized defense team. But the Iraqi Special Tribunal, the court set up to try the former president and other senior members of his regime, blocked...
  • Papers show Saddam snatched $1bn from bank a day before invasion

    08/04/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 9 replies · 835+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2005 | Thomas Harding
    Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq's central bank to withdraw $1 billion for his youngest son the day before the invasion to stop it falling into foreign hands, according to a leaked letter apparently written by the former dictator. In a hand-written note to the bank's governor, marked "top secret" and dated March 19, 2003, the former president told Isam Huwaish to give $920 million and 90 million euros to his son Qusay and another man, al-Mashriq newspaper reported yesterday. The Iraqi national broadsheet reproduced the letter, which appears to bear Saddam's signature. Saddam sent bank a hand-written note Employees of the...
  • Saddam nephews deemed insurgency suppliers

    07/24/2005 7:57:01 PM PDT · by Wiz · 5 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Saddam Hussein is awaiting trial for war crimes. But six of his nephews continue the struggle to restore Baathist rule over Iraq. The United States said six sons of Saddam's half brother have been leading suppliers of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. Officials said the sons of Sabawi Ibrahim Hasan Al Tikriti have facilitated the flow of funding, weapons and insurgents from Syria to Iraq. Al Tikriti was captured by the U.S.-led coalition in 2005. On July 21, the Treasury Department decided to freeze U.S. assets of Al Tikriti's sons. They were identified as Yasir, Omar, Ayman,...
  • Iraqi Insurgents Aided by Hussein's Nephews, U.S. Says

    07/21/2005 7:54:25 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies · 422+ views
    NY Times ^ | DOUGLAS JEHL | 7/21/05
    WASHINGTON, July 20 - The Treasury Department today identified four nephews of Saddam Hussein who it said had played significant roles from bases in Syria in providing money, weapons, explosives and other support to the anti-American insurgency in Iraq. The four are sons of Mr. Hussein's half brother and former presidential adviser, Sabawi Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti. Mr. Tikriti was captured in February in Syria and handed over to Iraqi forces, and the Treasury Department provided addresses in Syria for each of the four sons.
  • Saddam Hussein's Chief Lawyer Resigns

    07/07/2005 1:25:27 PM PDT · by echoBoomer · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7 July 2005 | JAMAL HALABY
    AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer quit the Iraqi dictator's legal team, saying Thursday some of the team's American members were trying to run the defense and soft-pedal the U.S. occupation of the country. Ziad al-Khasawneh also told The Associated Press that Saddam's eldest daughter, Raghad, favors the Americans and non-Arabs on the defense team "because she thinks they will win the case and free her father." Al-Khasawneh said he tendered his resignation in a telephone call Tuesday to Saddam's wife, Sajida, who is believed to be in Yemen. "I told her I was resigning because some American lawyers...
  • Saddam's Family to Publish His Novel

    06/24/2005 8:29:41 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 17 replies · 455+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | 6/24/05 | Limbacher
    Saddam Hussein's family will publish next week a novel written by the ousted Iraqi leader before the U.S.-led war, his daughter said Friday. "Get Out, Damned One" tells the story of a man called Ezekiel who plots to overthrow a town's sheik but is defeated in his quest by the sheik's daughter and an Arab warrior. The story is apparently a metaphor for a Zionist-Christian plot against Arabs and Muslims. Ezekiel is meant to symbolize the Jews. Raghad Saddam Hussein said her father finished the novel March 18, 2003 - a day before the U.S.-led war on Iraq began -...
  • Saddam's daughter outraged by prison pictures "inhumane"

    05/23/2005 10:42:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies · 3,446+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 24, 2005 | AFP
    A daughter of Iraq's ex-dictator Saddam Hussein was "outraged" by the published pictures of her jailed father dressed only in underwear, an aide said yesterday. "She was shocked and outraged because of the pictures," which appeared in a British newspaper, the aide of Raghad Hussein told AFP. "She described the pictures as inhumane, and wondered why her father is not being treated as a human being and the father of three daughters," the source said. Last Friday, The Sun newspaper - Britain's best-selling daily - published a front-page cover of a bare-chested Saddam standing in his underwear with the headline...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Saddam's Relative

    05/04/2005 7:45:18 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 6 replies · 758+ views
    AP ^ | May 4, 2005 | ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi security forces captured a son of one of Saddam Hussein's half brothers, who allegedly financed the insurgency, in a raid on suspected militants near the ousted dictator's hometown, the government said Wednesday. The operation took place earlier this month near Tikrit, Saddam's hometown, 80 miles north of Baghdad. Several other suspected militants were arrested in the raid, which netted authorities a cache of explosives, the statement said. Ayman Sabawi is the son of Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a half brother of Saddam's, who served as a presidential adviser before the U.S.-led invasion. Al-Hassan was captured Feb. 26...
  • Saddam's nephew captured

    04/10/2005 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 804+ views
    Saddam's nephew captured 11-04-2005 From: Agence France-Presse IRAQI authorities have said they have arrested a nephew of toppled Iraqi president Saddam Hussein suspected of playing a major part in financing the insurgency. A government statement said Ibrahim Sabawi - son of Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti, a half brother of Saddam also being held in custody for allegedly bankrolling rebels - was arrested “recently” close to Baghdad. “Ibrahim Sabawi was part of the circle of those close to the deposed regime. Up until his arrest he was financing the terrorists as was the case for his father Sabawi,” the statement said. No...
  • Iraq Forces Capture Two Saddam Relatives

    03/14/2005 9:09:55 AM PST · by Wiz · 14 replies · 895+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2005 mar 14 | Unknown
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Security forces in Saddam Hussein's hometown captured two of the ousted dictator's relatives, who allegedly were helping insurgents launch attacks in Iraq, the government said Monday. The two were identified as one-time Saddam bodyguard Marwan Taher Abdul Rashid and his cousin, Abdullah Maher Abdul Rashid — who also was the brother-in-law of Saddam's son, Qusai, state-run Iraqiya television reported. The two were captured March 8 in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown north of Baghdad, the government said in a statement. Abdullah Maher Abdul Rashid was strongly believed to have "used big amounts of money that he received from Qusai...
  • Saddam's son Uday was poised to topple dad: controversial US journalist (Peter Arnett)

    03/03/2005 2:29:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies · 1,819+ views
    Wed Mar 2, 5:40 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed in Playboy Magazine. Uday Hussein, known for his ruthlessness and flashy lifestyle, had won the support of the leadership of his father's Fedayeen militia to overthrow Saddam's 35-year rule, according to an advance copy of the April edition of Playboy obtained by AFP. The controversial reporter, who was fired by the US NBC television network in 2003 after...
  • Saddam son 'was poised to topple dad'

    03/02/2005 6:24:25 PM PST · by NCjim · 54 replies · 1,454+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 3, 2005
    THE eldest son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was plotting to overthrow his father just as US troops advanced on Baghdad in March 2003, journalist Peter Arnett claimed in Playboy magazine. Uday Hussein, known for his ruthlessness and flashy lifestyle, had won the support of the leadership of his father's Fedayeen militia to overthrow Saddam's 35-year rule, according to an advance copy of the April edition of Playboy obtained by AFP. The controversial reporter, who was fired by the US Cable News Network in 2003 after suggesting the US war plan in Iraq had failed, made the claim following an...
  • Syrian Kurds captured Saddam's brother

    02/28/2005 6:05:04 PM PST · by chava · 21 replies · 1,179+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 February 2005
    Monday February 28, 02:41 PM Syrian Kurds captured Saddam's brother BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds seized Saddam Hussein's half-brother in northeast Syria and handed him to Iraqi Kurds before he was taken into custody by Iraq's security forces, government sources in Baghdad say. Sabawi Ibrahim, a former spy chief and senior adviser to Saddam, was captured in the Syrian town of Hasakah, about 50 km (30 miles) from the Iraqi border, the sources said on Monday. Iraq's government announced his capture on Sunday but did not say when, where or how he was caught. It is unlikely that Syrian Kurds,...
  • Seizing Saddam … and Kin

    02/28/2005 1:34:29 PM PST · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 547+ views
    The Amereican Enterprise ^ | February 28, 2005 | Marni Soupcoff
    A curious thing has been happening amidst critics’ complaints that the United States is not focusing sufficiently on an exit strategy in Iraq, and that the Iraqis themselves can’t deal with the terrorists attacking them: the bad guys are getting caught. One of the most notable recent  achievements was the capture of Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and former adviser Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti. With details about Ibrahim’s apprehension still scarce as I write on Sunday, it is difficult to know exactly who should get the credit for nabbing  the former Baath Party official who came in at number 36 on the...
  • Syria Turns Over a Top Insurgent, Iraqis Say

    02/28/2005 6:26:42 AM PST · by Brilliant · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 28, 2005 | JOHN F. BURNS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 27 - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syria had captured and handed over a half-brother of Saddam Hussein who has been accused of playing a leading role in organizing and financing the insurgency that has tormented Iraq since Mr. Hussein's overthrow nearly two years ago. Syrian officials in Damascus confirmed the transfer, and said the half-brother, Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti, once the widely feared head of Iraq's two most powerful security agencies, was one of a group of officials from the former Iraqi government who were arrested in Syria and delivered into Iraqi custody. An Associated Press...
  • Iraqi officials say Syria handed over Saddam Hussein's half brother

    02/27/2005 3:45:18 PM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 2/28/05
    Senior Baathist accused of financing insurgency Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities captured Saddam Hussein's half brother in Syria and handed him over to Iraq in an apparent good will gesture. Sabaawi Ibrahim al-Hasan, who was also a former adviser suspected of financing insurgents after U.S. troops ousted the former dictator, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials said in Cairo, Egypt, on condition of anonymity. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's spokesman confirmed that "the criminal Sabaawi was arrested on the Syrian-Iraqi borders." He declined to give further details. The officials...
  • Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother (Six of diamonds for those of you playing at home)

    02/27/2005 6:36:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother 29 minutes ago By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein's half brother and former adviser who was suspected of financing insurgents from Syria after U.S. troops ousted the former dictator, the government said Sunday. In a statement, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's office said the arrest "shows the determination of the Iraqi government to chase and detain all criminals who carried out massacres and whose hands are stained with the blood of the Iraqi people, then bring them to justice to face the right punishment."...
  • Saddam's Half Brother Caught

    02/27/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies · 815+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | February 27, 2005
    Saddam's Half Brother Caught February 27, 2005 BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein's (search) half brother and former adviser on Sunday, government officials said, dealing a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim the much-sought fugitive was helping organize and fund. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan (search) was No. 36 on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis released by U.S. authorities after American troops invaded Iraq in March 2003, and among a recent group of 29 most-wanted supporters of insurgents in Iraq. The U.S. had a $1 million bounty on his head. Officials in Allawi's office, speaking...
  • Saddam's Half-Brother Captured in Iraq

    02/27/2005 9:47:58 AM PST · by anymouse · 20 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother and former adviser, government officials said Sunday, dealing a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim the former fugitive was helping organize and fund, perhaps from Syria. The U.S. military also said two American soldiers were killed Sunday in an ambush in the capital. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was No. 36 on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis released by U.S. authorities after American troops invaded Iraq in March 2003, and he also was named one of the 29 most-wanted supporters of insurgents in Iraq. The United States had a $1 million...
  • Syria captures Saddam's half brother and hands him over to Iraq

    02/27/2005 12:21:22 PM PST · by TexKat · 77 replies · 1,656+ views
    CBC News ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein's half brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator's Baath party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq in an apparent goodwill gesture. The arrests dealt a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was helping organize and fund from Syria. Al-Hassan, a former Saddam adviser, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials told The Associated Press by telephone on condition of anonymity. Hasakah is about 50 kilometres from Iraq. They...
  • Syria Hands Saddam's Half-Brother to Iraq

    02/27/2005 11:49:20 AM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 734+ views
    AP ^ | February 27, 2005 | SALAH NASRAWI,
    CAIRO, Egypt - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s half-brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator's Baath Party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq (news - web sites) in an apparent goodwill gesture. AP Photo   Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a former Saddam adviser suspected of financing insurgents after U.S. troops ousted Saddam, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials told The Associated Press by telephone on condition of anonymity. Hasakah is about 30 miles from the Iraqi border. They...
  • Saddam Hussein's half-brother captured in Iraq

    02/27/2005 12:17:41 AM PST · by lodi90 · 131 replies · 4,652+ views
    Sunday February 27, 08:05 AM Saddam Hussein's half-brother captured in Iraq BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A half-brother and former adviser to Saddam Hussein has been captured in Iraq, according to sources in the interim government. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti was number 36 on the U.S. military's list of the 55 most wanted people in Iraq. No other details were provided. An official announcement would be made soon, the sources said on Saturday. "Sabawi is captured, he's a big catch," one official in the government said.
  • Saddam's Nephew Killed in Yemen

    02/25/2005 7:47:46 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 26 replies · 913+ views
    A nephew of Saddam Hussein has been shot dead in a Yemen restaurant, a local news agency has said. The attack took place at a Chinese restaurant, where dining Ali Hamad Hassan al-Madjid started a brawl with a local merchant. Other guests to the restaurant managed to end the scuffle, and the merchant left the site. Shortly after, he returned with a loaded gun and fired at the nephew of the former Iraqi dictator. The murdered man was the son of Saddam's step-brother.
  • Saddam's brother to face early trial for revenge massacre in Shia village

    02/19/2005 4:22:31 PM PST · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 411+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | February 20, 2005 | Colin Freeman
    The massacre in a Shia village whose residents had tried to assassinate Saddam Hussein will take centre stage in one of the first trials of the dictator's henchmen.Residents of Dujail, a small farming settlement 40 miles north of Baghdad, plan to testify that their village was singled out for slaughter by Saddam's half-brother, Barzan al-Tikriti, in revenge for a brazen attack that nearly killed the dictator in 1982. The reprisals, in which more than 900 people were rounded up and tortured, are described by survivors as the "forgotten Halabja", a reference to the Kurdish village where 5,000 people died in...
  • Saddam Hussein's Eldest Daugther Raghad Plans to Compete In Iraqi National Elections

    10/31/2004 5:11:37 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 37 replies · 827+ views
    Middle East Media Research Institute ^ | 10/28-10/31/04 | arab newspaper translations
    Saddam Husseins eldest daugther Raghad, who currently resides in Jordan, plans to compete in the Iraqi National Elections scheduled for January 2005.Source: Al-Mu'tamar Neewspaper of Baghdad
  • Saddam's cousins hide out in Sweden.

    08/16/2004 1:58:55 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 13 replies · 631+ views
    Expressen ^ | 16 August 2004 | Kassem Hamadé & Thomas Kvarnkullen
    The cousins of ex-dictator Saddam Hussein were being hunted by the USA in Iraq. Now they have got out of harms way - in Sweden! Sources have revealed to Expressen that two men have been given political asylum in Sweden and are now living in a Swedish town. According to a source connected to the Iraqi security service the two cousins escaped from their hometown, Tikrit, two months ago to neighbouring Jordan. The cousins who are in their forties were aware that they would have been caught if they had remained in Iraq. In Amman the got in touch with...
  • Saddam's Daughter May Enter Politics ("I do not have any money, we were left with nothing")

    08/03/2004 9:16:36 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies · 694+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | Wednesday 04 August 2004 | staff
    Raghad Saddam Hussein said that as the eldest living child of the former Iraqi leader she must be a politician, because her father and many Iraqis were depending on her. Raghad who holds a BA in translation in translation from Arabic into English and vice versa, believes she has responsibilities towards her father and Iraq. "I am the daughter of Saddam, my mother is Saddam's wife, and my children are the grandchildren of Saddam," she told the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat (the Middle East)on Tuesday. "You do not understand, but I have commitments. I bear his name and he...