Saddam Kamel

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Saddam Kamel al-Majid
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Personal details
Born1960
Tel Al Thahab, Kingdom of Iraq
Died23 February 1996 (aged 35-36)
Baghdad, Ba'athist Iraq
Political partyArab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Spouse(s)Rana Hussein
RelativesHussein Kamel al-Majid (brother)

Saddam Kamel Hassan al-Majid (Arabic: صدام كامل حسن المجيد‎; 1 July 1960 – 23 February 1996) was the second cousin and son-in-law of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. He was also a part time actor.

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He was married to Rana Hussein and was the brother of Hussein Kamel al-Majid (who was also married to a daughter of Saddam, Raghad Hussein).[1] He was for a time head of the Republican Guard.[1]

He was removed from the position in 1986 in favour of Saddam Hussein's son, Qusay Hussein. Due to his close resemblance to the Iraqi leader, he played the part of Saddam Hussein in the film The Long Days, a propagandistic account of Saddam Hussein's life. In 1995, he defected from Iraq with his brother and their wives. His brother gave information to UNSCOM, the CIA and MI6 about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

In 1996, they returned to Iraq believing they had been pardoned for their actions; however, the brothers were killed in a prolonged gun battle with either other members of his clan or soldiers loyal to Saddam shortly after they returned.

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