(AFP) – Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only
after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned
ready for American soldiers to recover him, a British Sunday newspaper
Saddam came into the hands of the Kurdish Patriotic Front after being
betrayed to the group by a member of the al-Jabour tribe, whose daughter
had been raped by Saddam’s son Uday, leading to a blood feud, reported
the Sunday Express, which quoted an unnamed senior British military intelligence
The newspaper said the full story of events leading up to the ousted
Iraqi president’s capture on December 13 near his hometown of Tikrit
in northern Iraq , "exposes the version peddled
by American spin doctors as incomplete".
An unnamed Western intelligence source in the Middle East told the Express: "Saddam
was not captured as a result of any American or British intelligence.
We knew that someone would eventually take their revenge, it was just
a matter of time."