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Tariq Aziz, former aide of Saddam Hussein, dies

  • Tariq Aziz, a close aide of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and someone who represented the regime on the world stage, has died in a hospital in Iraq.

    The 79-year-old held several important positions including that of deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

    He reportedly suffered a heart attack.

    Though sentenced to death by the country’s Supreme Court, the sentence was never carried out.

    Aziz surrendered to American troops in 2003 after Saddam Hussein’s forces were defeated.

     

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