November 22, 1988 |
In a rare and illuminating glimpse into the machinations of one of the Middle East's most powerful personal dynasties, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Monday ordered his eldest son to stand trial for clubbing to death a presidential aide. Hussein disclosed that his 24-year-old son, Odai, had attempted suicide three times since the killing of the aide, Kamel Hanno Jajjo. According to Baghdad Radio, the killing took place Oct.
February 24, 1996 |
Two defector sons-in-law of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein were killed by clan members who stormed their residence Friday--three days after their return from exile and a day after their wives divorced them--according to the Iraqi News Agency. Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel Majid and his brother Saddam Kamel Majid had vowed to topple the Iraqi leader during their six-month stay in Jordan.
February 21, 1999 |
The slaying of Iraq's highest-ranking Shiite Muslim cleric by unidentified gunmen ignited anti-government riots in Baghdad and several other Iraqi cities Saturday, according to opposition spokesmen whose reports were partially corroborated by Western journalists in Baghdad. Iraq's government, however, denied that any clashes had taken place and denounced the accounts of unrest as "baseless."
July 18, 1992 |
The slaying of a U.N. guard in northern Iraq fits into a pattern of attacks on aid agencies that seems to be part of President Saddam Hussein's trial of strength with the international coalition lined up against him, diplomats, relief workers and Kurdish groups say. The U.N. guard, a Fijian soldier, was shot to death while he slept in the city of Dohuk, 210 miles north of Baghdad.
April 18, 1991 |
Iraqi soldiers shot to death a Harvard-educated German photographer for Newsweek magazine after finding him hiding in a house with a Kurdish rebel, two of his freed colleagues said Wednesday. American Frank Smyth, 29, and Frenchman Alain Buu, 30, who drove to freedom in Jordan after being held in Iraq for 18 days, said Gad Gross, 26, a German-Romanian working for Newsweek, was killed March 29 in the northern Iraqi town of Kirkuk.
August 27, 1991 |
British newspapers reported that a Turkish guide has admitted killing two British Broadcasting Corp. journalists whose bodies were found in May in northeastern Iraq. But the reports said that the Turk, Hashim Ciftci, had no information about the third member of the BBC television crew, who remains missing. The two victims were BBC cameraman Nick Della Casa and his brother-in-law, soundman Charles Maxwell.