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Hussein

[hoo-seyn] /hʊˈseɪn/
noun
1.
Also, Hosein, Husain. (al-Husayn) a.d. 629?–680, Arabian caliph, the son of Ali and Fatima and the brother of Hasan.
2.
Saddam [sah-dahm] /sɑˈdɑm/ (Show IPA), (at-Takriti) 1937–2006, Iraqi political leader: president 1979–2003.
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Saddam Hussein

/sæˈdæm/
noun
1.
See Hussein

Hussein

/hʊˈseɪn/
noun
1.
Also Husain. 1935–99, king of Jordan (1952–99)
2.
Saddam (sæˈdæm). 1937–2006, Iraqi politician: president (1979–2003) and prime minister (1994–2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003; executed 2006
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