Saddam's Tomb Destroyed in Tikrit Fighting

March 16, 2015 4:20 AM

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Saddam's Tomb Destroyed in Tikrit Fighting

Heavy fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and a collation of Iraqi troops and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia forces has reportedly destroyed Saddam Hussein’s tomb in his hometown of Tikrit, 140 km northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to a new video released by the Associated Press.

However, the tomb does not hold the former tyrant’s body, which was exhumed and moved last year amid fears that intense clashes would damage his remains, reports the BBC.

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