Fedayeen Saddam

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Noun1.Fedayeen Saddam - a feared paramilitary unit formed in 1995 by young soldiers to serve Saddam Hussein against domestic opponents
paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary organisation, paramilitary organization, paramilitary unit - a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
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He was knowledgeable in military matters as he had been a soldier in the Egyptian army, and he fought in the Iraq war with a group called Fedayeen Saddam.
Ministers Apr 7 approved a draft amendment that would allow Baath party branch chiefs, or firqa-level members, to rejoin the civil service, and would provide for pension payments for many members of the Fedayeen Saddam, a paramilitary organization loyal to the executed leader.
Al-Nakhel news agency quoted informed political sources in Iraq as saying that Bahraini opposition leaders have informed Baghdad authorities that several members of the former Fedayeen Saddam (Devotees of Saddam) group and Ba'athists are cooperating with the Saudi forces in the clampdown on the people in Bahrain.
He had led a division named Fedayeen Saddam, founded by his father, which was notorious for its brutal practices.
For 20 years, such ''support'' included using Fedayeen Saddam training camps to school terrorists, especially Palestinians but also non-Iraqis ''directly associated'' with al Qaeda, continuing up to the fall of Baghdad.
the Fedayeen Saddam, the Al-Quds Army, and the Ba'ath militias) for the purpose of counter-occupation operations, simply because he did not anticipate that Iraq would be occupied by Coalition forces.
My mission was to neutralize the organized criminal threat and the remaining Fedayeen Saddam and Baath Party forces operating in the region, in conjunction with the 3d ACR and the 2d Brigade Spartans of the 3d Infantry Division (ID).
Italy has ``some fairly reliable intelligence information'' that the Fedayeen Saddam, the ousted leader's former paramilitary force, was responsible along with ``regrouped al-Qaida terrorists,''he said.
American forces have captured seven men in a series of raids in Iraq targeting members of the Fedayeen Saddam militia.
The US civilian administrator for Iraq, L Paul Bremer, has blamed attacks against US troops on four groups - loyalists of Saddam's Baath Party, the Fedayeen Saddam militia, members of the ousted and once- feared security forces and foreign terrorists.
He organized the Fedayeen Saddam, an army of pardoned criminals who terrorized and murdered their fellow Iraqis.
Commander of the Fedayeen Saddam forces, the 38-year-old's penchant for torture, corruption, high living and sex was well known.