On 13 December 2003 Saddam Hussein was captured by US forces near Tikrit, Iraq. The official announcement was made at a news conference in Baghdad.

U.S. Administrator of Iraq Paul Bremer announces the capture of Saddam Hussein by American led coalition troops stating

Ladies and gentlemen we got him.

His announcement is received with cheers and applause.

A RTÉ News radio report by Niall Carroll broadcast on 13 December 2003.