Shi'ite militia hands over suspected body of former top Saddam aide

April 20, 2015 2:54 PM

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Shi'ite militia hands over suspected body of former top Saddam aide

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, top aide to Iraq's executed president Saddam Hussein, was handed over to the Iraqi government by a Shi'ite militia on Monday, live video from the scene showed.

A casket with transparent panels containing the remains of a man with red hair like Douri's was transferred from a van into a government vehicle in scenes broadcast on state TV, which said the remains would be taken to the Health Ministry.

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