Close Saddam aide executed: Iraqi official

Baghdad: Saddam Hussein's trusted personal secretary and bodyguard was executed by hanging on Thursday, the Iraqi Justice Ministry said.

Abed Hamid Hmoud was the latest in a series of former senior regime officials who have been executed by Iraq's new rulers since the toppling of Saddam during a US-led invasion in 2003.

 Close Saddam aide executed: Iraqi official

A close aide of Saddam Hussein was executed.

Hmoud was among 15 high-profile defendants who were tried for their role in the brutal crushing of a Shiite uprising after the 1991 Gulf War.

The last previous execution of a former regime official took place in January 2010 when Saddam's notorious cousin, known as "Chemical Ali," was put to death by hanging.


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Updated Date: Jun 07, 2012 17:20:56 IST