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Qusay Hussein
Birth: May 17, 1966
Baghdad
Baghdad, Iraq
Death: Jul. 22, 2003, Iraq

Second son of Saddam Hussein, Dictator of Iraq. He was the heir apparent to his father's dictatorial position of President of Iraq, replacing his older brother Uday, when Uday proved to be erratic and less stable. Born Qusay Saddam al-Tikreti, in Baghdad, he was the second child and second son of three sons and three daughters to Saddam Hussein. His mother, Sajida Talfah, was Saddam's cousin and his first wife, and gave birth to the first five children of Saddam. Their father trained him and his older brother, Uday, in the family business of running the country. Unlike his older brother, Qusay was considered moderate in comparison, although he learned to be ruthless to his father's enemies and rewarding to his friends. He quickly learned to kill all enemies of his family's political hold on the country. In the final years of the Hussein dictatorship, Qusay was in charge of the Iraqi Intelligence and Security Services, the Republican Guard, and the Special Republican Guard. He also served as Deputy Chairman of the Special Security Committee of the Iraqi National Security Council, whose main goal was to prevent UN inspectors from uncovering evidence of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), synonymous with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. He was also head of the Special Security Organization, Al-Amn al-Khas, which was responsible for the President's security; this included operations against Kurds and Shiites, and monitoring other governmental ministries. Qusay is believed to be behind the executions of 2,000 prisoners in 1988-89, and the suppression of the Shiite uprising that followed the Gulf War in 1991, and a second Shiite uprising in 1997. In May 2001, he was selected to the executive leadership of the Baath Party, the political party ruling Iraq. When the American Army invaded Iraq in 2003, he went into hiding with his brother, Uday, as the Americans occupied Iraq. Finding the main Iraqi government officials became a key part of the early American occupation, and coalition forces posted a reward of $15 million dollars for information leading to his apprehension. On July 22, 2005, an unidentified Iraqi tipped off the location of the two brothers to coalition forces and Task Force 20, a Special Forces team tasked with capturing the men, surrounded the house in Mosul, and attempted to capture them. When the occupants of the house opened fire on the Task Force, a six-hour gun battle broke out, and the four occupants of the house were killed. Later it was determined that the four killed were Qusay, his brother Uday, a bodyguard, and Qusay's son, 14 year old Mustapha. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  Saddam Hussein (1937 - 2006)
 
 Children:
  Mustafa Hussein (1989 - 2003)*
 
 Sibling:
  Uday Hussein (1964 - 2003)*
  Qusay Hussein (1966 - 2003)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Al-Awja Religious Compound
Al-Awja
Salah ad Din, Iraq
Plot: Outside courtyard
 
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Record added: Jul 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7701696
Qusay Hussein
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Qusay Hussein
Added by: Chuck Kearns
 
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