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Militia blamed for taunts at Saddam's execution

Iraqi officials claim militia infiltrated Saddam Hussein's execution team withthe intent to inflame sectarian tensions

4 January 2007

Iraqi officials claim Saddam Hussein's execution was infiltrated by outsiders bent on inflaming sectarian tensions.

Authorities are questioning a guard at the prison where the hanging took place. They are trying to find out who filmed the event on a cellphone, and leaked the video.

The footage of the former dictator being taunted by Shi'ites as he stood on the gallows has sparked outrage across the Arab world.


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