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Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was executed on Dec. 30. The dictator, who ruled the country through terror for nearly 24 years, was hanged to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shi'ite Muslims from a town where assassins had tried to kill him. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Coverage of the execution
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Saddam Hussein
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was executed on Dec. 30. The dictator, who ruled the country through terror for nearly 24 years, was hanged to death for his role in the killings of 148 Shi'ite Muslims from a town where assassins had tried to kill him.
Coverage of the execution
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