Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bushwhacked Saddam Hussein Hanged

Latest news from AFP -- Saddam Hussein has been hanged.

Saddam Hussein executed in Baghdad: Iraqi official
30/12/2006 04h02
Saddam Hussein©AFP/Pool/File - Stefan Zaklin

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and two former allies have been hanged as Iraq braced itself nervously for possible reprisals by his remaining supporters, officials said.

"The execution of Saddam Hussein is complete," state television said in a text headline broadcast against a background of Koranic verses.

"Saddam Hussein was hanged until death ensued. A black page in the history of Iraq has been turned," it added in a second news flash, as joyful popular music filled the airwaves.

Mariam al-Rayis, an official in the foreign ministry who attended the execution, said in an interview on state television news that the three men were hanged one after the other.

"It was between 5.30am and 6.30am," she said. "The whole thing was filmed."

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