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The body of Saddam Hussein was stabbed six times after he was executed,
according to the head guard at the former president’s tomb north of
Baghdad, who was one of the people that helped bury the corpse, the
London Times reported today.Saddam’s tribe denies the claim,
and the Iraqi government similarly denies any mutilation took place
after the dictator was hanged on December 30, 2006, for crimes against
humanity.Talal Misrab, 45, is the chief guard at Saddam’s tomb,
housed in a large hall in al-Awja, a small village north of Baghdad,
where the fallen dictator spent much of his childhood.In an
interview with The Times, he claimed: “There were six stab wounds on
his body.” Misrab alleged that four of the wounds were on the former
president’s front and two on his back. He also said there was an injury
to his face.The guard alleged that 300 other people witnessed
the injuries when the body was buried in the early hours of the
morning, the day after Saddam was killed.