An element in “Delta” tells the story of the late president’s arrest
A member of the American “Delta” force who participated in the arrest of Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003, broke the silence and told the story of the arrest of the late Iraqi president.
To date, none of the soldiers who participated in the operation have dared to reveal the details that led to the arrest of the first wanted American forces (among the 55 wanted) in the village of “Al-Dur” near Tikrit, Saddam’s hometown, due to the American law that orders He withheld the details until 2028. However, Staff Sergeant Kevin Holland dared to break the ban, through a podcast run by former US Special Forces officer Jack Kerr, who managed to persuade Holland.
The newspaper “Le Figaro” quoted some details of Hollande’s testimony, in which it was stated that the “Delta Force” that was chasing Saddam, and of which he was a member, managed to arrest most of the former president’s guards, and most importantly, among them was M. a. M., whom he describes as being “closest” to Saddam.
According to Holland’s account, M. He gave all the details about Saddam’s hiding place in an isolated farm in the village of Al-Dur.
He accompanied the American force and led it to the hole in which Saddam was hiding.
The surprise was when the force heard a sound coming from the hole, then saw two hands stretching out, then Saddam’s head and body emerged, and one of them shouted: “Oh, horror, it’s Saddam!”
Saddam addressed the American soldiers in English, saying, “I am Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, and I am ready to negotiate.” And the response came to him: “We will see that later, brother.” One of them added, “President Bush sends his regards.”