The moment Saddam was dragged from his hole
( 2004-01-08 15:39) (chinadaily.com.cn)
The first pictures purporting to show the capture of Saddam Hussein
appeared on an American website on January 7, 2004. The photographs shows
Saddam held down by an American soldier, whose face has been deliberately
obscured, after he was dragged from his hiding place, an 8ft hole in the
The latest photographs have yet to be authenticated, but Pentagon officials
said soldiers may have had a camera with them.
Saddam was captured on Dec 14 at a house on the outskirts of his home
town, Tikrit, north of Baghdad.
Video image of
former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after he was captured on Dec. 14, 2003.
The dishevelled, bewildered and bearded figure resembles Saddam as he looked
when he was first photographed in custody.
The pictures surfaced Wednesday on the American website www.military.com.