Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at a secure facility in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). A representative of the prime minister and a Sunni Muslim cleric were present.
Footage of him being led to the gallows was later shown on Iraqi state TV.
From the BBC
Opinion is split on the execution of Saddam Hussein.
World opinion: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7...346225,00.html
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