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Image from Camp Slayer, an area formerly known as the Radwaniyah Presidential Site, which was just one of Saddam's many palaces. This area was off-limits to UN weapons inspection teams prior to the start of the war. The site is located about 9 miles east of central Baghdad, and is adjacent to 'Saddam International Airport'. The compound itself is 9.3 square miles in size, surrounded by three artificial lakes. This was a favorite playground of Saddam and his closest associates. This Palace was known to be one of Saddam's residence. The former Iraqi President named palace "Victory over America" in supposed rembrance of the First Gulf War. He believed and told the Iraqi people that he had defeated the Americans.
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Scott M. Foley
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2008 - Images from Iraq #2 (Public)
Image from Camp Slayer, an area formerly known as the Radwaniyah Presidential Site, which was just one of Saddam's many palaces. This area was off-limits to UN weapons inspection teams prior to the start of the war.  The site is located about 9 miles east of central Baghdad, and is adjacent to 'Saddam International Airport'. The compound itself is 9.3 square miles in size, surrounded by three artificial lakes.  This was a favorite playground of Saddam and his closest associates. This Palace was known to be one of Saddam's residence.  The former Iraqi President named palace "Victory over America" in supposed rembrance of the First Gulf War.  He believed and told the Iraqi people that he had defeated the Americans.