On the anniversary of his execution.. the full story of Saddam's arrest
Thursday, December 30, 2021 9:02 AM
Baghdad/National News Center
An Iraqi translator who cooperated with the Americans, who requested anonymity for fear of his safety, said that the US military used narcotic powder during the arrest of the tyrant Saddam Hussein.
The translator confirmed that he accompanied the American soldiers who carried out the arrest of Saddam Hussein.
The translator added: “About eight months after I started my work, the American side received highly classified information about the place where Saddam Hussein was hiding in the Al-Dour area of Salah al-Din Governorate. He was hiding on a farm a few meters from the Tigris River, in the Maabar area.”
According to him, it was reported that a relative of Saddam's guards revealed the location of the hideout, and this information was then verified by observing a man who was transporting food to Saddam.
The translator continued: “No one knew that he was Saddam's security guard, but doubts arose around him because he was buying the best goods and merchandise from some commercial brands in the markets. Given the deteriorating situation in the country, this raised suspicions, and after monitoring, everything became clear.”
A US special forces unit was sent to the site, and the interpreter himself was not allowed to approach because he was not wearing a gas mask. After that, hypnotic gas was sprayed into the area of the operation.
The translator said: “A lot of people were taken out of there. Among them was Saddam Hussein, and they did not allow us to approach him.”
After Saddam Hussein was evacuated by helicopter, the translator was able to inspect the room he was living in: it was a room 3.5 meters wide and about 4 meters long, with two beds.
There were expensive shoes and clothes, perfume and personal items - his wristwatch, his personal pistol, several photos of his family, a blank tape recorder and audio recordings of him.
The translator said: “A large part of this stuff was stolen - shoes, watches, clothes and even food. The military took it as a souvenir.”
He pointed out that after the operation, the orange tree seedlings in the area were covered with an unknown white substance and all the animals died - cattle and stray dogs.