Saddam Caught!! (1 Viewer)

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Zizou

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Apr 21, 2003
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:eek:

Didn't read the news cos I`m following the match Boca-Milan. Maybe someone can summarize it? Anyway I`ll check the news in the half time.
 

Roverbhoy

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Jul 31, 2002
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Looks that way

Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Iraq, according to unconfirmed reports.
He was detained in his ancestral home town of Tikrit, Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani said on the official Iranian news agency IRNA.

The US Defence Department said it had no confirmation of the report.

Saddam Hussein is the most wanted man on the list issued by US authorities but has not been seen since Baghdad fell to US forces in April.


A spokeswoman for US-led coalition forces in Baghdad said that a "very important" announcement would be made at a news conference at 1200 GMT but would not give further details.

Nazem Dabag, representative in Iran of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) also said that Saddam Hussein had been arrested.

Saddam Hussein has been the subject of intensive searches by US-led forces in Iraq but previous attempts to locate him have proved unsuccessful.

On 22 July his sons, Uday and Qusay, were killed in a raid by US forces in the northern city of Mosul.
 

IceBlu

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Aug 26, 2003
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Well they need to confirm the DNA since he has so many look-alikes.

(they have his sons DNAs so a paternity test should be easy)


I hope they nabbed him finally but i never expected him to be caught in a manner that didn't involve some sort of violence.

Lets hope the news is true.
 

Loppan

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Jul 13, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Zizou ] ++
They just did the dna test on him and it confirmed it's him.
It isn't finalised yet.

From cnn.com

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is believed to have been captured in a raid near his hometown of Tikrit, U.S. military officials say.

However, the officials in Washington told CNN on Sunday that the identity of the individual, who was one of a number of suspected insurgents caught, was still being confirmed.

The person in U.S. custody was disguised in a fake beard when he was captured in the basement in a Tikrit building, Ahmad Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress said.

Hours after the word leaked out on the possible capture, there were volleys of what was perceived to be celebratory gunfire in Baghdad.

A coalition news conference in Baghdad, scheduled for 3 p.m (1200 GMT), is expected to shed more light on the status of the Iraqi leader.

A briefing in Madrid by the Iraqi Governing Council president and Spanish foreign minister was also expected shortly.

The raid was based on intelligence that Saddam was at a particular location in the area, the officials said.

Video following that raid -- exclusively shot by CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh -- showed a group of U.S.-led coalition soldiers patting each other on the back -- apparently in celebration -- and taking group photos in front of a military vehicle.

The 66-year-old longtime Iraqi leader was number one on the coalition's 55 most wanted list, and his evasion has been a political sore spot for the U.S. administration.
 
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Zizou

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Apr 21, 2003
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On Italian news they're saying that dna confirmed it's him. Maybe they have some inside information ;)
 

Zlatan

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Jun 9, 2003
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Personaly I just thought the Americans would have killed him and blamed it on "resistance" later. 'Twould be easier.
 

Zlatan

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Jun 9, 2003
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Yeah, but if they inprison him it could lead to a wave of new terrorist attacks, hostage takings asking for his release, etc, etc. I thought they'd just finish with him like they did with his sons.
 
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