Saddam Hussein Executed in Baghdad

Holding the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and refusing a black hood, Saddam Hussein faced the same fate many common criminals suffered during his more than 20 years as Iraq’s president.
At shortly after 6 a.m., the former strongman was hanged. The execution took place at a former military intelligence headquarters in Baghdad’s Shi’ite neighborhood of Kazimiyah, outside the heavily fortified Green Zone.
VOA News – Former Iraqi Leader Saddam Hussein Executed in Baghdad