This is how Saddam Hussein mourned his two sons, Uday and Qusay, after they were killed by the American forces (video) | A homeland tweeting outside the flock


Raghad Saddam Hussein, the daughter of the late Iraqi president, mourned her two brothers Uday and Qusay, who were killed on July 22, 2003. Today, Thursday, marks the 18th anniversary of their killing at the hands of US forces who surrounded their house after a battle that lasted for hours.

Raghad Saddam Hussein published videos monitored by Watan, showing clips from the lives of her two brothers Uday and Qusay, including her father’s lament for his two sons and grandson Mustafa, who were assassinated in an American attack on their hideout.

The 18th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Uday and Qusay Saddam Hussein

Today, Thursday, marks the 18th anniversary of the killing of Uday and Qusay, the sons of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in an attack by US forces that targeted a house they were hiding in in the Cairo neighborhood of Mosul, northern Iraq.

On 7/22/2003, the Pentagon announced the death of Uday and Qusay Saddam Hussein.

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Pentagon officials said at the time that the bodies of the two sons of the Iraqi president were in a condition that allowed their identities to be identified. With the confirmation of the news of the killing of Uday and Qusay, the details of the American operation became more and more clear, which also left four American soldiers wounded.

One of the relatives of the owner of the house where Uday and Qusai were hiding, called Nawaf Muhammad al-Zaidan, said that the latter “apparently informed the American forces that Saddam’s two sons were with him, along with one of their guards called Abdul Samad,” noting that Zaidan wanted to get rid of them .

Zaidan is the leader of the Bouais clan Residents said that the American forces stopped him and his son after they entered the house, which was seriously damaged.

Residents said he was bombed by helicopters and nearby homes were damaged during the operation, which lasted more than six hours and involved more than 200 US soldiers.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said at the time that US President George W. Bush welcomed the killing of Qusay and Uday as “good news.”

Uday and Qusay Saddam Hussein

Qusay Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti, he was born on May 17, 1966 and is the second son of Saddam Hussein, and he was seen as succeeding his father in power, especially since his father assigned him the most sensitive responsibilities, which is protecting him.

Moreover, his father entrusted him with the task of leading the army sectors in the Baghdad area during the Iraq war in 2003, and he, his son and brother Uday were assassinated in the battle that took place with an American force, after I discovered their hiding place following a snitch from the owner of the house who sheltered them.

After the Syrian authorities expelled them from Syria and they were forced to return and hide in the city of Mosul.

Qusay was married to Lama, the daughter of retired Lieutenant-General Maher Abdul Rashid, one of Saddam Hussein’s men in the Iran war.

He had 4 children from his wife, Moj, Mustafa, Saddam and Adnan. Mustafa was killed, while the others fled with their mother to Jordan.

The positions of Saddam Hussein’s sons

Qusay assumed the position of head of the Special Republican Guard in the Republican Palace, which is responsible for protecting the president.

Qusay Saddam Hussein was one of the most important men and planners of the northern operations (August operations) in the era of the nineties and was one of the most important factors for its success. He was the supervisor of the training of the Iraqi Republican Guard and is blamed for the defeat of the Iraqi army in front of the invading US forces in 2003.

older brother

As for his older brother Uday, he was two years older than him, he was born on June 18, 1964, but they shared the day of their departure, they were killed on July 22, 2003.

After the fall of their father’s regime on the ninth of April 2003, he disappeared, as did his younger brother Qusay, his father and all the symbols of the regime.

Uday was ranked third on the wanted list, published by the United States, after his brother Qusay and his father Saddam.

Uday headed the forces of the so-called “Saddam Fedayeen”, which was founded by his father, and Uday also headed the Iraqi Olympic Committee.

Uday was also the head of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate for many years, as well as the editor-in-chief of Babel newspaper, in addition to owning Al-Shabab TV and the weekly newspaper Zawra.

As well as many other positions, given that Iraq was the private property of the ruler and his sons without popular objection.

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