The U.S. Army troops that hunted down Uday and Qusai Hussein in Mosul last month took no chances that top regime leaders would get away.
After the Husseins began firing guns at the troops, the Army team at the site called in Humvee-mounted TOW anti-tank missile crews and blasted away.
The three-story residence where the Hussein brothers were hiding was no match for the missile. Uday and Qusai, along with a Saddam grandson and a bodyguard, were killed by the explosions from several TOWs hitting the area where they were located in the house.
The M-220 missile is known as the Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile, or simply TOW.
It can penetrate more than 30 inches of tank armor at a range of more than 3,000 yards. WashingtonTimes - 15 Aug 2003