Video footage of the vandalization of the tomb site. Youtube
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Executed former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribal allies moved his body from a family plot eight months ago, fearful that Shiite militias would harm it, a tribal leader told Reuters Wednesday.A leader from Saddam's Albu Nasir tribe and a police official told Reuters that Shiite militiamen broke into the gravesite, tore down photographs of the former Iraqi leader and then set the area on fire.The tribal chief would not give details on where Saddam's body was taken.A leader of a Shiite militia who is based near the area confirmed that militias set fire to the grave. Shiite militias have deployed in positions near Saddam's gravesite to fight ISIS.More than 70 people were killed in car bomb attacks on Shiite neighborhoods after Saddam's execution.
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