A local Iraqi girl watches from the doorway of her home as U.S. Army 101st Airborne troops take cover July 23, 2003 near the site where they killed both Uday and Qusay Hussein in Mosul, Iraq the day before. The two sons of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein were cornered in an affluent home in the northern city of Mosul and killed in what U.S. military officials described as a fierce firefight that lasted for several hours.
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and U.S. Special Operations (Task Force 20) watch as a TOW missile strikes the side of a house occupied by Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay Hussein in Mosul, on 22 July 2003. Both sons were killed during the operation.
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
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.
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.
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.