A lawyer for Saddam Hussein said the deposed Iraqi leader believed someone tipped off US forces to his whereabouts, resulting in his capture from a spider hole near his hometown of Tikrit, The Sun reported Monday.
The newspaper quoted former US attorney general Ramsey Clark as giving Saddam's view of his capture two years ago.
"Saddam thinks he was gassed in the tunnel," The Sun quoted Clark as saying. "He tried to get to the exit of the tunnel. But he did not have time to get away.
"When he started to get out there were soldiers around that area. There was supposed to be a motorcycle there. It was gone," Clark told the newspaper.