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PHOTOS: How Bad Was Saddam's Son?

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LATIF YAHIA

Latif Yahia, ex-double of Saddam Hussein's now deceased eldest son Uday. The 39-year-old wealthy Iraqi fled Iraq in 1991 after surviving assassination attempts while impersonating Uday Hussein and then being tortured by the dictator's son. He was witness to scores of rapes and murders. PHOTO EDIT INTERNATIONAL/ REUTERS

 

UDAY with SADDAM

President Saddam Hussein with Uday Hussein following an assassination attempt on his son. The person actually wounded was Latif Yahia, his double. Photo Edit International/Reuters

 

MEDAL

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (left), in his military uniform, awards his son Uday (ACTUALLY DOUBLE LATIF YAHIA) bravery medal during celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the Gulf War. Picture taken from Iraqi television. PHOTO EDIT INTERNATIONAL

 

DOUBLE

Here you can see the uncanny resemblance that existed between Uday Hussein and his body double, Latif Yahia. This similarity was aided by cosmetic surgeries and years of intensive trainning in how to impersonate the dictator's eldest son.PHOTO EDIT INTERNATIONAL

 

UDAY/YAHIA with OFFICERS

As body double Latif Yahia had access to the Hussein regime's inner councils. Latif had to be able to speak convincingly as the son of Saddam Hussein. PHOTO EDIT INTERNTAIONAL/REUTERS

 

PALACE

In this palace, shown damaged by coalition forces, Latif Yahia lived in luxury as the double of Uday Hussein, the eldest son and heir of the Iraqi dictator. Inside, unspeakable rapes and murders took place. PHOTO FROM EDIT INTERNATIONAL/REUTERS

 

RAID ON UDAY

This photo was taken during the raid on the compound in which Uday and Qusay Hussein were hiding. Both sons of Saddam were killed by the U.S. Military forces in the raid.PHOTO FROM EDIT INTERNATIONAL

 

SADDAM CAPTURED

This now famous photo shows the once mighty dictator of Iraq shortly after being captured by U.S. military forces in Iraq.
PHOTO FROM EDIT INTERNATIONAL

 

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Saddam Hussein defiantly speaks to to the Presiding Judge Rizgur Ameen Hana Al-Saedi as his trial began in a heavily fortified courthouse in Baghdad's Green Zone October 19, 2005. Nearly two years after he was found in hiding, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein went on trial charged with crimes against humanity for the deaths of more than 140 Shi'ite Muslim men over two decades ago. REUTERS/Bob Strong 19/10/2005 [X011380020051019e1aj000gp, x01138]

 

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COMBO SHOWS US GOVERNMENT PHOTOS OF UDAY HUSSEIN. A combination picture shows two photos of Uday Hussein, in an undated file photo (L) and after his death (R), released by the U.S. government in Baghdad on July 24, 2003. The U.S. military issued photographs of the bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay on Thursday in an effort to prove to sceptical Iraqis that the feared brothers had been killed on Tuesday when 200 U.S. troops attacked their hideout in Mosul with helicopters, grenades, heavy machineguns and anti-tank missiles. Pictures of the month July 2003. Pictures of the Year 2003 REUTERS/CentCom/HO CRB IRAQ SONS PHOTOGRAPHS BAGHDAD Photo by HO. 24/07/2003 [x800010020030724dz7o0020a, X80001]


 

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Iraqi men read the morning newspapers with the pictures of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein sons Uday and Qusay on the front pages at the Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, some 150 km north of the capital Baghdad on July 26, 2003. Explosions and gunfire rang out in Baghdad on Saturday, underlining that Iraq remains a dangerous place despite U.S. hopes that the killing of Saddam Hussein's two feared sons would help end armed resistance REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber OP/PS IRAQ TIKRIT Photo by FALEH KHEIBER. 26/07/2003 [x007140020030726dz7q00001, X00714]

 

LATIF TODAY

Latif Yahia, ex-double of Saddam Hussein's now deceased eldest son Uday. The 39-year-old wealthy Iraqi fled Iraq in 1991 after surviving assassination attempts while impersonating Uday Hussein and then being tortured by the dictator's son. He was witness to many rapes and murders and was to have been called upon by the prosecution in the trial against Saddam Hussein. EDIT INTERNATIONAL/ REUTERS

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