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Only Saddam was executed: officials

india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 10:53 IST
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Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was executed alone, two senior officials who saw the hanging said on Saturday, correcting an earlier report on state television that two aides died with him.

Judge Moneer Haddad, who witnessed the execution on behalf of the appeals panel which ordered Saddam's death, said that he had seen only Saddam.

National Security Adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie told Iraqiya state television that two co-defendants sentenced with Saddam would be executed after the Eid al-Adha holiday, which ends on Thursday.

Earlier, Iraqiya had cited an aide to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying Saddam's half brother and intelligence chief Barzan Hassan al-Tikriti and revolutionary court judge Awad Ahmed al-Bandar had also been hanged.