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Ayad Futaih al-Rawi
Allegiance Iraq Ba'athist Iraq
Service/branch Iraqi Army
Years of service ? - 2003
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Republican Guard
Battles/wars Iran-Iraq War
*Second Battle of Al Faw

Ayad Fayid al-Rawi was a General of the Iraqi Republican Guard, and later served as the head of the Fedayeen Saddam. He started his service in the Army as an officer in an armoured unit,[1] later fighting in the Iran-Iraq War, receiving numerous medals and being wounded in action.[2]

He served as commander of the Republican Guard forces at the second battle of Al Faw, which comprised some 60% of the forces deployed.[3]

During his interview with the Iraqi Perspectives Project, al-Rawi was named by General Hamdani as one of the few first-rate commanders.[4] Hamdani lists one of the few reasons why Hussein Kamel's attempts to improve the quality of the Republican Guard during the Iran-Iraq War was successful was because he listed to al-Rawi.[5]

References[]

  1. Woods, Kevin M. (2011) [2010] Saddam's Generals: Perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia: Institute for Defense Analyses p. 82. 
  2. "Saddam's Inner Circle - Gen. Iyad Futiyeh Al-Rawi". CBS News. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. https://archive.is/90CPD. 
  3. Woods, Kevin M. (2011) [2010] Saddam's Generals: Perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia: Institute for Defense Analyses p. 83. 
  4. Woods, Kevin M. (2011) [2010] Saddam's Generals: Perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War 4850 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia: Institute for Defense Analyses p. 43. 
  5. Woods, Kevin M. (2009) Saddam's War: An Iraqi Military Perspective of the Iran-Iraq War Washington, D.C.: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defence University p. 14 ISSN 1071-7552. 

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