This came after on December 13, 2003 he was found hiding in a small underground bunker near a farmhouse in ad-Dawr on December 13 2003.
From there, he was moved to a U.S. base in Baghdad, where he would remain until June 30, 2004, when he was officially handed over to the interim Iraqi government to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Who betrayed him?
Mohammed Omar Ibrahim al-Musslit, a relative and bodyguard of the former Iraqi leader was spotted alongside Saddam in the former Iraqi leader's last public appearance and it's reported that he was the one who gave away the secret, according to the BBC.
Muslit was Saddam's "personal bodyguard and companion throughout the period of his disappearance as he moved from one hideout to another.
It is reported that he went on to inform some of his relatives of his plans to betray the late Iraqi leader and "contacted the Americans through one relative he trusted,"
According to the plan Muslit had "to drug him ... to guarantee his capture alive, without giving him a chance to resist or escape
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