Obituary: Qusay Hussein ; Saddam's `Cold' Second Son and Trusted Deputy
Darwish, Adel, The Independent (London, England)
WHEN AMERICA and Britain launched their anticipated attack on Iraq in March this year, Qusay Hussein was serving as Saddam Hussein's deputy in all but two of the many positions his father held. He was, in effect, deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces, as well as head of Iraqi intelligence - the Mukhabarat - and the special forces that protected Saddam. Saddam's second son was always trusted by his father to succeed him in leading the thuggery of the Baath Party in Iraq, even when his elder brother Uday was thought to be the heir apparent.
When Qusay was only 22, Saddam made him a deputy director of the fearsome Amn el-Khas - the special security apparatus that …
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