TIKRIT The remains of Saddam Hussein’s sons were exhumed and reburied next to the former Iraqi leader, a relative said.
Uday and Qusay Hussein, who were killed by American troops in Mosul in July 2003, were earlier buried in a cemetery in the village, outside the city of Tikrit.
“Today we dug up their remains and reburied them next to Saddam Hussein in the hall where he was laid to rest,” the relative, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
Saddam, who was hanged on December 31, was buried in Awjah, his home village, in northern Iraq.
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Ahmed al-Bandar, two Saddam aides who were hanged in January, are buried in a garden outside the hall, which used to be a gathering place for condolence meetings under the ousted regime.
The three men were sentenced to death for crimes against humanity in the killing of 148 Shias from Dujail, north of Baghdad, after an assassination attempt in 1982 against Saddam. (AFP)