Saddam to be buried in city of Ramadi: family
Saddam Hussein's family said it had decided to bury the executed former Iraqi leader in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi.india Updated: Dec 31, 2006 09:31 IST
Saddam Hussein's family said on Saturday it had decided to bury the executed former Iraqi leader in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi instead of his native village of Awja, close to where he was born.
"After the family received the will of the martyred president from lawyers who last met him where he asked to be buried either in Awja or Ramadi...it was decided to bury him in the city of Ramadi," a family statement received said.
Burying Saddam in Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, instead of Awja where his two sons Uday and Qusay were buried after US troops killed them in 2003, was due to "private family reasons and the prevailing security situation" in Iraq, the statement added.