Coalition aircraft strike home of 'Chemical Ali'
/ Published April 05, 2003
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Coalition aircraft struck the residence of Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's cousin, April 4.
Two coalition aircraft using laser-guided munitions struck the home, located in Al Basrah, approximately 250 miles southeast of Baghdad.
The strike was part of an ongoing effort to end Saddam Hussein's regime. According to defense officials, Ali is a member of the Iraqi president's inner circle and holds the military title, "southern commander of forces."
Notorious for ordering Iraqi forces to use chemical weapons on Kurds in northern Iraq, he is infamously known as "Chemical Ali."