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#Saddam Hussein

From TheJournal.ie 'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen' 1987 State Papers

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'

Departmental notes express concern about getting back the £5 million owed to Ireland in export payments.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for 'killing off terrorists' Crazy And Hussein

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for 'killing off terrorists'

“He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good.”

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution Iraq

Saddam Hussein's right-hand man dies before execution

Tariq Aziz wasn’t hanged because the Vatican asked for a pardon as he was Christian.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there Tikrit

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed amid fighting... but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP Ethnic Cleansing

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown Iraq

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action Iraq Crisis

Opinion: An opponent like ISIS cannot be defeated through standard military action

Conventional military action by America, along the lines of their previous tactics in Iraq, will be ineffective in defeating ISIS.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them Insurgency

Iraq receives delivery of Russian warplanes... but it might not have any pilots to fly them

The only pilots with experience of the jets are those from Saddam Hussein’s air force.

From TheJournal.ie Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined State Papers

Charles Haughey wanted to meet Saddam Hussein in 1978 - Saddam declined

Accompanied by Liam Lawlor, Haughey was there to arrange medical cooperation between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks Saddam Hussein

'I didn't see any signs of fear,'- The man who oversaw Saddam's execution speaks

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Mowaffak al-Rubaie talks about the process of putting the Iraqi dictator to death.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie 10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad Iraq This post contains videos

10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad

It was on April 9, 2003, that the 12-metre-tall statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down from Firdos Square.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78 America

'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78

The US general led Operation Desert Storm during the 1991 Gulf War.

From TheJournal.ie Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu Iraq War

Blair and Bush should face trial over Iraq war: Tutu

Tutu said the invasion of Iraq left the world more destabilised and divided than any other conflict in history and had “hardened hearts and minds of members of the human family across the world”.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's secretary executed in Iraq Iraq

Saddam Hussein's secretary executed in Iraq

A justice ministry spokesperson says Abid Hamid Mahmud was executed today “for genocide”.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time

They may sounds like Ocean’s 14 to 22 sequels but these heists aren’t in the movies…they actually happened.

From TheJournal.ie Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq Basra

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence Iraq

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

As violence in Iraq escalates, the already-fragile governing coalition is on shaky ground.

From TheJournal.ie Obama marks the end of the Iraq war Mission Accomplished

Obama marks the end of the Iraq war

Obama didn’t try to declare victory in the decade-old war but applauded the “extraordinary achievement” of US troops in the region.

'Dictators' come on board for Nando's latest ad offering

What happens when you’re the last dictator standing? You don’t get to share a Nando’s meal with friends, that’s what…

From TheJournal.ie New granddaughter for Gaddafi after family flees to Algeria Libya

New granddaughter for Gaddafi after family flees to Algeria

Former UN Goodwill Ambassador Aisha Gaddafi, who was part of Saddam Hussein’s legal defence team in 2003, gave birth to a baby girl in Algeria today.

From TheJournal.ie Final British forces withdraw from Iraq Iraq

Final British forces withdraw from Iraq

Today British forces officially leave Iraq – after eight years of armed conflict that deeply divided opinion across the world.

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover Bin Laden This post contains images

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover

The weekly newsmagazine is releasing a special issue to mark the death of Osama bin Laden – the latest in the ‘X series’.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror In Numbers

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

Sacha Baron Cohen to play Saddam Hussein

Ali G, Brüno and Borat star will play fictional version of Iraqi leader, using best-selling romance novel as inspiration.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair appears for second time at Iraq war inquiry Iraq Inquiry

Tony Blair appears for second time at Iraq war inquiry

Blair reappears at the Chilcot Inquiry to explain why he ignored legal advice concerning the invasion of Iraq – and why he believed the “calculus of risk” has changed in a post-9/11 world.

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein's right-hand-man given death sentence Tariq Aziz

Saddam Hussein's right-hand-man given death sentence

A high tribunal in Iraq passes the sentence for one of Hussein’s most trusted deputies for involvement in killing Shiites.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US Iraq

Iraq agrees to pay compensation to US

American claims win $400m pay-out.

2710: the number of days spent in Iraq by combat forces from the United States, with the invasion beginning on March 20, 2003 and ending today, August 19, 2010, when the American combat troops, the last remaining in the country, withdrew.

900,000,000,000 – the amount, in dollars, of American taxpayer funds spent on the campaign.

7,300,000,000 - the peak monthly spend, in dollars, as of October 2009.

390,000 - the cost, in dollars, of deploying each soldier in the country.

9,000,000,000 – unaccounted-for spending, in dollars, over the course of the campaign.

52,600 – the number of American troops still in Iraq today. Though not being ‘in combat’, they will leave the country by the end of 2011.

4,415 – the number of American military fatalities in the campaign, as of yesterday.

179 – the number of UK fatalities.

31,897 – the number of American troops physically wounded, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries.

141 – journalists killed in Iraq. 94 – the number murdered, 47 – killed by acts of war, 14 – the number killed by acts of war.

9,571 – the number of Iraqi police and soldiers killed.

Between 50,000 and 600,000 – the number of civilian casualties in Iraq.

2,255,000 – the number of Iraqis displaced inside the country by the war.

15,000 – the estimated number of insurgent fighters in Iraq in November 2003.

70,000 – the number in June 2007.

14 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, February 2004.

163 – the daily number of insurgent attacks, May 2007 – five months after the hanging of Saddam Hussein.

16 – the minimum number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad had electricity before the war.

5.6 – the average number of hours per day in which homes in Baghdad have electricity now. 10.9 - the average number in the rest of the country.

0 – the number of Weapons of Mass Destruction found by coalition forces inside Iraq.