Tuesday, January 2, 2007


Saddam Hussein mourners vow revenge

`Pledging revenge, hundreds of mourners flocked to Saddam Hussein’s tomb in northern Iraq yesterday, as America mourned the 3000th American soldier to die in the conflict.

Saddam’s hanging on Saturday, shown in a video that swept the internet, has polarised an Iraqi society already on the brink of civil war.

His fellow Sunni Arabs flocked to Awja, near Tikrit, to see his grave and vent their fury at Shiite officials who taunted him on the gallows.

In an outpouring of grief and anger mourners knelt and prayed by his tomb, over which the Iraqi flag had been draped.’

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