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

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

Nationality: Iraqi
Categories: Presidents

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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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