Is The Devil’s Double true?

The film is purportedly based on the true story of Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), an Iraqi army captain forced to work as a body double for the eldest son of Saddam Hussein, Uday.

??? ????‎, La?īf Ya?īa; born 14 June 1964) is an Iraqi-born author and former combatant in the Iran–Iraq War. Two journalists have disputed this and other claims made by Yahia.

Latif Yahia
Years active 1997–present
Military career
Allegiance Iraq
Years of service 1980–1980

Similarly, was Uday Hussein crippled? Uday sustained permanent injuries during an assassination attempt in December 1996. Struck by between 7 and 13 bullets while driving in Mansour (Bagdad), Uday was initially believed to be paralyzed. Evacuated to Ibn Sina Hospital, he eventually recovered but with a noticeable limp.

Besides, how did Qusay Hussein die?


How was Saddam found?

On the 14th December 2003, Operation Red Dawn was launched in order to locate and capture Saddam Hussein, who they believed was hiding in the town of ad-Dawr, Iraq, near Tikrit. Saddam was found with, a pistol and an AK-47 Assault Rifle along with 750,000 dollars in cash. He showed no resistance however.

What happened to Uday Hussein?

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s sons, Qusay and Uday Hussein, are killed after a three-hour firefight with U.S. forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. After Uday bludgeoned and stabbed one of Saddam’s favorite attendants to death at a 1988 party, Saddam briefly had him imprisoned and beaten.

Who shot Uday Hussein?

One, known by his code name Abu Zahrar, would drive the getaway car. Sharif, who went by the name Abu Ahmed, would cover the gunmen. Abu Sadeq and Abu Sajad would do the actual shooting.

Why did the US invade Iraq in 2003?

ISIS in Afghanistan Americans were told by President Bush and his administration that the U.S. was going to war with Iraq because of the imminent threat of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorism.

When did Uday Hussein die?

July 22, 2003

What did Saddam Hussein do to us?

After spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on December 13, 2003. Saddam’s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his government, which had controlled the country for more than 20 years.

Why did the US invade Iraq?

Along with Iraq’s alleged development of weapons of mass destructions, another justification for invasion was the purported link between Saddam Hussein’s government and terrorist organizations, in particular Al-Qaeda. In that sense, the Bush Administration cast the Iraq war as part of the broader War on Terrorism.

What languages did Saddam Hussein speak?

Saddam Hussein: Our language is Arabic.

Who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death?

Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman (born c. 1941) is the replacement chief judge of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal’s Al-Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006, when he sentenced Saddam and some of his top aides to death by hanging.

Where did Saddam Hussein go to school?

Cairo University University of Baghdad

What were the names of Saddam Hussein’s sons?

Uday Hussein Qusay Hussein

Where did Saddam die?

Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq

Why is there conflict in Iraq today?

The Iraqi conflict (2003–present) is a long-running armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict continued as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government.

How Saddam was killed?

Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi’ites in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him.

When was Saddam Hussein removed from power?

Following his capture on 13 December 2003, the trial of Saddam took place under the Iraqi Interim Government. On 5 November 2006, Saddam was convicted by an Iraqi court of crimes against humanity related to the 1982 killing of 148 Iraqi Shi’a, and sentenced to death by hanging. He was executed on 30 December 2006.