Ten to eleven o’clock on December 13, 2003; A Saturday. US intelligence in Iraq has unleashed an operation known as the Red Dawn, which led to the arrest of Saddam Hussein. Six hundred Special Forces troops are stationed in al-Tawri, near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown in northern Iraq.
The move focused on two locations, “Wolverine 1” and “Wolverine 2”. In one of them, the troops did not trust the wall part with a metal structure and a hut. The military has already raided both homes.
Upon entering, the troops found a small hole covered with bricks and debris. There they met Saddam Hussein, who had ruled Iraq for 24 years. He hid and was pulled out.
At the asylum, $ 750,000, two firearms and a handgun were found. During the operation, no shooting was reported. Saddam surrendered unopposed. Once he was captured, Hussein’s pictures traveled around the world. At the cost of a few billion dollars, the United States launched a war against the Arab world, ending a hunt that lasted nearly nine months.
After months of relentless searching, US officials were amazed at how easily the former Iraqi president was captured. Saddam was then taken to a U.S. military base in the peninsula of Qatar in the Persian Gulf. General Ricardo Sanchez, commander of the coalition’s ground forces, released a video showing Saddam being examined by an American doctor.
Saddam was sentenced to death by an Iraqi special court on charges of human rights abuses.
Sound design: Messiah Melo
Presentation: Tilson Santa Fe