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Khalil regrets toppling statue of Saddam

Khalil regrets toppling statue of Saddam: "Baghdad - Ibrahim Khalil, who five years ago took part in the iconic toppling of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad, said on Wednesday he now regrets taking part in the hugely symbolic event.

'If history can take me back, I will kiss the statue of Saddam Hussein which I helped pull down,' Khalil told reporters on the fifth anniversary of the statue's toppling.

'I will protect the statue more than my own self,' Khalil said in Firdoos Square alongside a monument erected where Saddam's statue once stood before US marines and Iraqis strung a chain around its neck and brought it crashing down."