Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin 'Chemical Ali' executed in

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 25, 2010 17:56






BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was executed Monday, according to Iraq's government spokesman, about a week after he was sentenced to death for the poison gas attacks that killed more than 5,000 Kurds in 1988.



News of the hanging came shortly after three suicide car bombs struck downtown Baghdad. It was not immediately clear whether the attacks were linked the execution of Ali Hassan al-Majid.



Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh confirmed the execution took place.


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