Saddam Hussein's Tomb Burned by Militia: Official

Militants attacked and burned the tomb of ex-dictator Saddam Hussein, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News Thursday. The blackened burial site in the deposed leader’s birthplace of Al-Awja was shown in unverified amateur video posted to YouTube. “Those shown in the video are militias from the Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH),” said the official, who added that the ex-leader’s body had not been moved for safekeeping before Monday's attack as some tribal leaders had previously claimed.

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