“While officially released footage of the event stopped short of showing the actual execution, an amateur video shot using a camera phone from a staircase leading up to the gallows surfaced, contained low-quality footage of the entire hanging. The amateur footage, unlike the official footage, included sound; witnesses could be heard taunting Saddam at the gallows,” states Wikipedia.
Wikipedia states that on January 3rd, 2007, the Iraqi government arrested the guard who they believe made the mobile phone video of Saddam’s execution, though it was too late to prevent the video from spreading across the internet. Iraqi National Security Advisor Mowaffak al-Rubaie later held a press conference where he announced that three arrests had been made in connection with the investigation into the video recording and leak.
Wikipedia: “A week later, another video surfaced on the Internet, which showed Saddam’s body with a large neck wound, creating speculation that the execution had been carried out incorrectly.”
Ever see the Saddam Hussein autopsy video from the morgue? Does it look like the hanging went well?
Was the execution carried out in a professional way?
How come we don’t have video footage like this of Hitler? Just wondering…
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed recently that the city of Tikrit (in Iraq) has been recaptured from Islamic State (ISIS) after a long battle.
Tikrit was considered Saddam Hussein’s hometown.
Haider al-Abadi went on live television to announce the liberation of Tikrit and congratulated the Iraqi security forces and popular volunteers “on the historic milestone,” according to the IB Times U.K.
According to the I.B. Times U.K., “an Iraqi commander said the Iraqi flag is flying on the Salaheddin provincial headquarters in the flashpoint city.”
Previously, Iraqi Shi’ite militias halted Tikrit operations following US air strikes on IS defenders.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, A’laa al-Idani, told IBTimes UK air strikes by the US and its coalition allies would help to destroy the network of tunnels where IS militants were holed up and allow the army and militias to fully take the city after over a week of fighting.
Iraqi forces launched an attack to push IS out of Tikrit on March 2nd, with a force of 30,000 Sunni and Shi’ite fighters. Taking back Tikrit could serve as a launchpad for a key battle to seize Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, back from the jihadists.