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Hussein, Saddam al-Tikriti (Saddam at-Tikriti Husayn)

Born: 1937 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Iraqi
Categories: Presidents


1937 - Born on the 28th of April in Al Awja.


1957 - He joined Ba'ath Socialist Party.


1968-1979 - He was the acting vice-president of Iraq.


         - de facto leader of Iraq following heart attack of Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr)


1979-2003 - He became the president of Iraq.


1980 - Declared war on Iran.


1990 - Directed Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.


1991 - Defeated in Gulf War and forced to withdraw from Kuwait.


1992 - Allegedly ordered assassination attempt on George Bush.


2003 - He was defeated and disappeared during Operation Iraqi Freedom , but subsequently found and arrested by coalition forces.


2006 - He was executed in an Iraqi army base in Kadhimiya on the 30th of December.


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