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(From Guardian Unlimited)
The former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has today been executed by hanging, at an unspecified location in Baghdad.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official confirmed that the execution had taken place.
US-backed Iraqi television station al-Hurra and Saudi-owned satellite channel al-Arabiya said that the former Iraqi president was executed at 6am local time, following his conviction by an Iraqi court for crimes against humanity.
Al-Arabiya has also reported that Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti and Iraq's former chief judge Awad Hamed al-Bander - both of whom were also sentenced to death at …