Uday Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti (Arabic: عدي صدام حسين), born June 18, 1964 in Baghdad, Iraq and died July 22, 2003 in Mosul, was the eldest son of Saddam Hussein and his first wife, Sajida Talfah. It has long been presented as his father’s dolphin, assuming important responsibilities within the Iraqi regime. His erratic behavior and troubled relations with his father as well as his younger brother have been told repeatedly in the Western press, from the end of 2001 and also after he was killed at the age of 39 by the U.S. Army shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Multiple witnesses accuse him of acts of torture and rape in the exercise of its functions
Saddam Hussein appointed his son, then at the head of the Iraqi Olympic Committee, to the position he would have tortured and / or being tortured several athletes [ref. needed], and later he became head of one of the pharmacies in charge of security of the Iraqi president. Uday Hussein seemed proud of his reputation and his name seems himself Abu Sarhan, « the father of wolf » in French. Was found in the headquarters of the Federation Olympic Iraq virgin iron torture instrument probably used by Uday Hussein himself
In 1996, he suffered an attack while driving his Porsche, he was hit four times and it was thought he would remain paralyzed, but Cuban doctors were able to operate, and he recovered the use with her legs still strong limp. Perhaps due to the weakening of Uday, or more likely because of his erratic behavior, Saddam Hussein gave his younger Qusay increasing responsibility and eventually appoint him his heir in 2000. Sponsors and executors of the attack were never found, but there are many possibilities, including within his own family, as it is true qu’Oudaï Hussein had many enemies
Qusay Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti:
Qusay Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti (Arabic: قصي صدام حسين, usually spelled Qusay in English), born May 17, 1966 in Baghdad, Iraq and died July 22, 2003 in Mosul, Iraq, was the second son of Saddam Hussein. It was officially designated as his father’s heir apparent in 2000.
Before Operation Iraqi Freedom, Qusay Hussein assumed the role of leader of the security forces, and perhaps also the Secret Service (SSO). He had also some authority over the Republican Guard and other military units.
Qusay Hussein have played a central role [ref. needed] in crushing the Shiite uprising in the months following the end of the Gulf War. It would also planned and organized the draining of the marshes of southern IRAK1. The large-scale drying of the marshes irreparably destroyed the habitat for dozens of species of migratory birds and destroyed the lifestyle secular Shiite Marsh Arabs who lived in these wetlands and unhealthy (Malaria endemic) 2. The Iraqi government claimed that this action was intended to allow the cultivation of new land [ref. needed], but many Western observers spoke of retaliation against the Marsh Arabs following their participation in the 1991 uprising.
Iraqi dissidents Qusay attribute to the killing of many political activists [ref. needed]. The Sunday Times (London) has reported that Qusay Hussein allegedly ordered the killing of Khalis Mohsen al-Tikriti, an engineer at the military industrialization organization, because he was suspected of wanting to leave Iraq. In 1998, opposition groups have also accused Qusay Hussein of ordering the execution of thousands of political prisoners [ref. needed], after hundreds of inmates were summarily executed to make room in overcrowded prisons
In anticipation of the U.S. invasion, Saddam Hussein says his son Qusay command one of the four areas of defense, in this case the Baghdad-Tikrit. March 17, 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush gives 48 hours to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his two son to leave the country, they refuse to do so, despite the immense wealth they have arranged outside of Iraq [ref. needed]. The next day, Qusay Hussein have organized the operation of emptying the coffers of the Iraqi national bank, taking at the request of his father nearly 1 billion dollars4 (900 million in $ 100 bills [ref. Needed] and 90 million Euros
Just before the end of the ultimatum, a bombing of a bunker could be where Saddam Hussein and his son did not reach its targets. The coalition forces led by the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom March 20.
Qusay Hussein disappears shortly before the capture of Baghdad by U.S. troops, and has already gone into hiding at the time of the destruction of the great statue of his father’s Firdos Square in central Baghdad on April 9.
Stalking and death of Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein:
Upon taking control of the capital, Qusay Hussein is considered one of the pillars of the Baathist regime. On April 11, the U.S. announced their list of the 55 most wanted people in the form of card game; Qusay Hussein is the ace of clubs, becoming one of four priority targets U.S. with his father, his brother and Presidential Secretary.
His head is a price of 15 million U.S. dollars, just 18 days after announcing offers of rewards for Uday and Qusay Hussein, Iraqi informant unidentified presented with information about their emplacement5.
July 22, 2003, following an intelligence, a U.S. special forces commando attempts to stop the inhabitants of a house in Mosul. Following an exchange of gunfire, special forces withdrew and asked for reinforcements, 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division surrounded the home while receiving the help of Apache helicopters and an A-10 aircraft. After 4 hours of intense battle and uneven, the soldiers were finally able to enter the house, and there [ref. required] 4 corpses, which will, on the morrow identifiés6 through their dental records as those Qusay Hussein, his brother Uday, a bodyguard and a 14 year old boy, Mustapha, son of Qusay.
The owner of the house (Sheikh Zeidan, a cousin of Saddam Hussein7) received shortly after the U.S. citizenship and expatriation in the United States, which strengthened speculation that he could be the informant and the recipient of the American of $ 30 million reward. His brother was killed in 2004 by unknown, possibly in retaliation.
From July 24th, photos of bloody corpses were widely circulated on television and in newspapers around the world. The U.S. military command said that the photos were meant to drown the rumors that the two brothers were still alive. Some did not fail to criticize the double standards of the U.S. military, the Bush administration has strongly condemned a few months before Saddam Hussein for broadcasting images of dead American soldiers killed during the offensive.