Saddam's tomb levelled in drive to retake Tikrit

March 16, 2015 12:01 AM

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Saddam's tomb levelled in drive to retake Tikrit

The tomb of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein has been virtually levelled in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group (ISIS) and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.

Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein's hometown Sunday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the centre of Tikrit within 48 hours. Associated Press video from the village of Ouja, just south of Tikrit, shows all that remains of Hussein's once-lavish tomb are the columns th...

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