Saddam's Tottering State

Issue 518 - 29 Aug 1995
How long can he go on? Saddam Hussein has now narrowed his powerbase to such an extent that he relies almost totally on his two sons to rule Iraq. The defection of Lieutenant General Hussein Kamil Hassan al Majid to Jordan on 8 August was the latest in a series of dramatic changes in Saddam's inner circle this year that have removed Saddam's half brothers and more distant relatives from the corridors of power.

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