Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

December 17, 2003
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Israel confirmed that it planned to assassinate Saddam Hussein in 1992. Commandos were to have infiltrated Iraq and killed Saddam using missiles as the Iraqi leader attended his father-in-law’s funeral. But the plan went awry on Nov. 5, 1992, during a botched test run that claimed the lives of five soldiers and harmed the reputation of Israel’s army chief of staff at the time, Ehud Barak.

Recommended from JTA