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The Tragic Tale of Devil’s Double — Latif Yahia

The lavishing world and lifestyle of a playboy son of Saddam

Krishna V Chaudhary
Lessons from History
6 min readMar 28, 2023

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Latif Yahia | Image Source- Wikimedia Commons

Saddam Hussein was the fifth president of Iraq and served from 1979 to 2003. Do you know something about his son Uday Saddam Hussein who was a living torturer to civilians, he is known as a pedophile, playboy, and murderer.

Saddam Hussein had two sons — Uday Saddam Hussein, and Qusay Saddam Hussein.

Uday Saddam Hussein

President Saddam Hussein often used body doubles for Foreign delegations and media interactions. Saddam lived in constant fear that his enemies wanted to kill him.

Uday Hussein was the eldest son of Saddam and his cousin as well as his first wife Sajida.

Uday Saddam Hussein was a completely mad and crazy fellow, he also wanted to have body doubles, who can attend public meetings and political parties. So that he will remain safe while enjoying his playboy life.

If anything happens it can be blamed on the body doubles! Uday ordered his security personnel to get Latif Yahia(his childhood friend who resembled him) to him and later with the help of the surgery, minimal differences disappeared from Latif Yahia’s face.

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Krishna V Chaudhary
Lessons from History

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