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13/12/2003 Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured

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Capture of Saddam Hussein, December 13, 2003

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George W. Bush - Saddam Captured

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BBC Iraq War Coverage - Saddam Hussein Captured in Tikrit

Operation Red Dawn was an American military operation conducted in the town of Ad-Dawr, Iraq, near Tikrit, that led to the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The mission was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division, commanded by Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno and led by Col. James Hickey of the 4th Infantry Division.
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