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Iraq hangs Saddam Hussein's aide

  • Iraq has executed a top aide of toppled leader Saddam Hussein.

    Hussein’s personal secretary and chief bodyguard Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti was hung for crimes of genocide in relation to the suppression of Iraqi Shia Muslims during the 1980s.

    He was captured in 2003 by US-led coalition forces and was number four on a list of most-wanted Iraqi officials.

    Hussein was executed in December 2006.