Qusay Hussein (1966 - 2003) Second son of Saddam Hussein, Dictator of Iraq. He was the heir apparent to his father's dictatorial position of President of Iraq, replacing his older brother Uday, when Uday proved to be erratic and less stable.
U.S. Army 101st Airborne troops investigate a house where Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay were killed in Mosul, Iraq, on July 23, 2003. The house, in an affluent neighborhood, was the scene of a fierce gunbattle.
2003: Saddam's sons killed in gun battle The United States says the two sons of Saddam Hussein, Uday and Qusay, have been killed by US troops in Iraq.Qusay, 36, was being groomed as Saddam Hussein's heir, and controlled key areas of the country's security. Uday, 39, ran large sections of the media. He was known for his extreme brutality and for the extravagance of his playboy lifestyle. The two men have been on the run since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime three months ago.
Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) watch as a TOW missile strikes the side of a building that is suspected of harboring Uday and Qusay Hussein in Mosul, Iraq, July 22, 2003. Qusay and Uday were killed in a gun battle as they resisted efforts by coalition forces to apprehend and detain them. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Curtis Hargrave
ODD ORBIT: News Oddities around the World; Iraq War: 20 March 2003 – 15 December 2011 (8 years, 8 months, 3 weeks and 4 days) Clockwise from top: Delta Force of Task Force 20 alongside troops of 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, at Uday Hussain and Qusay Hussein's hideout.; Iraqi insurgents with a flag; an Iraqi insurgent firing a MANPADS; the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square.
ARMY - BGM-71 TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) is an anti-tank missile. First produced in 1970, the TOW is one of the most widely used anti-tank guided missiles. 10 Humvee-mounted TOW missiles were used by U.S. forces in Iraq, in the 22 July 2003 assault that killed Uday and Qusay Hussein. Although TOW missiles are generally used against armored vehicles.