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Saddam Hussein
صدام حسين
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President of Iraq
In office
16 July 1979 – 9 April 2003
Prime Minister Sa'dun Hammadi
Mohammed Amza Zubeidi
Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
Preceded by Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Succeeded by Jay Garner (Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance)
Prime Minister of Iraq
In office
29 May 1994 – 9 April 2003
Preceded by Ahmad Husayn Khudayir as-Samarrai
Succeeded by Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum (Acting President of the Governing Council)
In office
16 July 1979 – 23 March 1991
Preceded by Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Succeeded by Sa'dun Hammadi
Leader of the Ba'ath Party
In office
23 June 1989 – 30 December 2006
Preceded by Michel Aflaq
Succeeded by Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri
Chairperson of the Revolutionary Command Council
In office
16 July 1979 – 9 April 2003
Preceded by Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1937-04-28)28 April 1937
Al-Awja, Iraq
Died 30 December 2006(2006-12-30) (aged 69)
Kadhimiya, Iraq
Political party Ba'ath Party
Other political
affiliations
National Progressive Front
Spouse(s) Sajida Talfah
Samira Shahbandar
Children Uday
Qusay
Raghad
Rana
Hala

Saddam Hussein Revinathan (28 April 1937 - 30 December 2006) was the President of Iraq, from July 16, 1979 to April 9, 2003, when he was removed from his position during the War in Iraq led by the United States. During his time as President, he might have killed more than a million people through war and genocide.


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