Saddam Hussein’s Tomb Leveled in Tikrit



Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s tomb has been destroyed in the battle between security forces and Islamic militants near Tikrit, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

The Sunni population said last year they had relocated Saddam’s body, but AP footage shows the mausoleum nearly leveled as government troops and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia fight to retake the city. Images of Saddam have been replaced with Shi’ite militia flags and images of militia leaders such as Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

“The IS militants’ set an ambush for us by planting bombs around” the tomb, said Capt. Yasser Nu’ma, an official with the Shi’ite militias. Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}


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