I wanted to watch him die

++ SADDAM EXECUTED ++ EXILED Iraqi Zara Mohammed، 45، lost 12 members of her family when Saddam ordered their deaths. Their only crime was to be members of Iraq's Kurdish minority، hated by Saddam for fighting on the other side in the Iran-Iraq war. Here، Zara explains why she cried when she heard the despot had been hanged.

'MY four brothers and eight cousins Eight Cousins، or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell، a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden aunts، the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. were murdered by Saddam and other extended family were taken by his regime، too.

So، although I am happy he has been executed، I am not happy because they did not show the death in front of the people.

I wanted to see this moment - like every woman، every mother، every sister.

Nothing will ever bring back the members of my family I lost.

I have been crying since the news of Saddam's execution broke - not because I am sad for him but because I am sad for my family.

Even after all these years، I am still suffering. I now have two sons of my own and they suffer، too.

We still don't even know where my family are buried and exactly how they died.

My brothers and my cousins never did anything against the government or said anything. They were so good.

We were taken along with hundreds of other Faylee Kurds in October 1981.

My house was stormed by armed Iraqi security forces Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) is the Multi-National Force-Iraq umbrella name for the military and police forces that serve under the Government of Iraq.

The armed forces are administered by the Ministry of Defense (MOD)، and the Iraqi Police is administered by the Ministry of at around midnight and we were all dragged out of our beds.

They searched the house and looted all the valuables.

We were then rushed into cars، which drove us to a local security office where males were then separated from females for questioning.

The next morning، we were driven to the main security headquarters.

That was the last time we saw my brothers، in October 1981. At the main security headquarters، we were interrogated and tortured.

We were then brought to another prison where we were all put in a big hall that had 1000 people.

After about a month، we were transported to near the border with Iran and told to make our way there.

We walked for four full days and three nights، with little clothing on، no water، no food.

A lot of us who were very weak could not make it and gave up along the way.

Finally، three days later، we reached the Iranian border، where we were put into camps for about four weeks.

At the time، I was just 20 years old and had just started university.

I was a young woman at the beginning of my life، so Saddam stole all of that from me.

I have never got over it and I don't think I ever will.

Two of my brothers had escaped Saddam، because one was in Germany and another was at university in London. I came over to London to live with my brother here. I met my husband here، who is also from Iraq.

My father came too. He had been head of BP in Iraq but he lost everything and died a few years later a broken man.

In one sense، it has ended and the dictator has gone. But for me، it will never end.

Saddam massacred tens of thousands. I don't think there is any way he will become a martyr because he has the blood of so many people on his hands.


"THERE were mass arrests. Women and men.

"Even if a child was a day old، they used to tell his parents، 'Bring him with you.'

"I had a brother، they took him to interrogation interrogation

In criminal law، process of formally and systematically questioning a suspect in order to elicit incriminating responses. The process is largely outside the governance of law، though in the U.S. . They electrocuted him، tortured him by electric shock.

"The mask they put on my face was falling because I was so little.

"They were torturing women in front of me."

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Mohammed، a survivor of Saddam's brutal regime and one of the few willing to testify at his trial without anonymity.

"THE torture techniques in Bagdhad were routine and varied in severity.

"The electric shocks could be everywhere but sometimes they would burn people on the genitals and go on burning until they were completely burnt off.

"They did the same with toes. I saw an officer، they dissolved his feet in acid.

"The founder of the Dawn Party، Abdul Saheb Khail، was totally dissolved."

Dr Hussein Shahristani، former chief scientific adviser to Saddam's Iraqi atomic energy atomic energy: see nuclear energy. organisation.

"MY brother Jamal and 11 of my cousins were held hostage then taken to Abu Ghraib See Abu Ghraib prison and Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse.
The city of Abu Ghraib (BGN/PCGN romanization: Abū Ghurayb; أبو غريب in Arabic) in the Anbar Governorate of Iraq is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of jail.

"For the first two years، we knew where they were and then there was nothing.

"We were just cut off and I have had no trace of my brother.

"It is the end of an era in which a criminal، dictatorial regime ruled and destroyed our country which was the cradle of democracy."

Dr Kamal Ketuly، of Glasgow. His mother، sisters and brothers were rounded up and deported to Iran by Saddam.


A MILLION people died in the eight years following Saddam's 1980 invasion of Iran، in which he unleashed chemical weapons on his enemies.

His target was to seize the strategic Shatt al-Arab waterway linking Iraq's southern post of Basra and the Gulf. Despite using such barbarous tactics، the Iraqi despot failed in his aim.


BETWEEN 1987 and 1988، Saddam directed a campaign to crush a Kurdish revolt in the north of Iraq، unleashing sarin sarin (zärēn`)، volatile liquid used as a nerve gas. It boils at 147°C; but evaporates quickly at room temperature; its vapor is colorless and odorless. and mustard gas mustard gas، chemical compound used as a poison gas in World War I. The burning sensation it causes on contact with the skin is similar to that caused by oil from black mustard seeds. attacks on many villages.

The most horrifying atrocity came in the town of Halabja، which was attacked over three days with bombs and artillery and، on March 16، 1988 - Bloody Friday، chemicals. Nerve and mustard gas killed 5000 of the 12،000 casualties.


SADDAM sent 100،000 troops to their doom in 1991 in a vain bid to beat back the coalition forces sent in to liberate Kuwait. A total of 300،000 were wounded.

In the six months between his invasion of Kuwait The Invasion of Kuwait، also known as the Iraq-Kuwait War، was a major conflict between the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait which resulted in the 7 month long Iraqi occupation of Kuwait[4] and its liberation، thousands were killed، tortured and imprisoned.


SADDAM held a group of Westerners hostage، including schoolboy Alan Barnett، 15، from Hamilton، in December 1990.

Alanwason a flight to India which stopped off in Kuwait. All the passengers were taken at gunpoint to Baghdad، where they were held as Saddam's "guests" for 21 days.

60،000 DIE

THE dictator's tanks devastated the Shia holy cities of Karbala and Najaf in 1991.

His killing of60،000of the Shia population in southern Iraq coincided with a similar campaign in the north. His genocide there caused 450،000 Kurds to flee to neighbouring Turkey.


IN the period between 1991 and 2001، 100،000 Marsh Arabs were forced to flee their homes in Iraq for Iran.

Saddam destroyed the Marsh Arab population in Iraq in retaliation for their part in the 1991 uprisings. His merciless attack involved the destruction of their land.


IT'S just another day of violence in Iraq as firefighters and rescuers tackle yet another bombing، despite the execution of Saddam Hussein Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein (April 28، 1937 – December 30، 2006) was executed by hanging after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal following his trial for the 1982 murder of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail in
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In this the worst of the attacks yesterday، 31 were killed and 58 wounded when a bomb exploded on a minibus min·i·bus
n. pl. min·i·bus·es or min·i·bus·ses
A small bus typically used for short trips.


a small bus

Noun 1. in Kufa، a Shia town south of Baghdad.

In the capital itself، two parked cars exploded، killing 37 and wounding 76.


TYRANT'S DEATH TOLL Saddam Hussein was hanged for killing 148 Shia Muslims from Dujail. But he has the blood of millions on his hands' Suffering: Exiled Zara

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