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They've caught Saddam.

It appears that Saddam Hussein has been arrested (source: BBC. other sources).

According to other news reports, there does appear to have been a DNA match made; and although, at this point, it’s a good idea to remain skeptical, it appears that American forces have Saddam Hussein in custody.

This in-depth report on the capture by the BBC says that:

Searching the compound, troops discovered a tiny ‘spider hole’ camouflaged with bricks and dirt. At about 2030, they entered the hole and found Saddam Hussein hiding at the bottom.

The former Iraqi leader had secreted himself about 6-8ft underground in a chamber barely large enough to allow a person to lie down.

No shots were fired during the operation, and Saddam Hussein offered no resistance.

Posted by Thomas Scott at December 14, 2003 9:34 AM