Saddam Hussein’s tomb is destroyed: Heavy fighting between ISIS militants and Iraqi forces reduces former dictator’s burial place to rubble

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein has been destroyed in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.

Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein’s hometown yesterday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the center of Tikrit within 48 hours.

Video from the village of Ouja, just south of Tikrit, shows all that remains of Hussein’s once-lavish tomb are the support columns that held up the roof. Poster-sized pictures of Saddam, which once covered the mausoleum, are now nowhere to be seen amid the mountains of concrete rubble…

  • just a thought

    “…reduced to rubble.”

    Seems a fitting memorial.

  • DMB

    Better later than never when it comes to dropping a bomb on Saddam Hussein. lol

  • Barrington Minge

    Reduced to rubble….just like the country

  • The Goat

    Saddam Hussein had a tomb?

    • Frau Katze

      That was my first thought too!

  • Exile1981

    Did some people steal the body?

  • Gettingby

    One can expect to see his corpse offered for sale on EBAY very soon.

  • ntt1

    this is becoming a muslim signature ….piles of rubble; Saddam’s tomb rubble bamayan bhuddas -piles of rubble Nineveh and other priceless archeological sites all rubble Gaza rubble every three months or so . If these sand monkeys are indeed following the ancient pederasts writings how can they get piles of rubble from the goat skin tents of Mohamed’s day. (RBUH)rubble be upon him.?

  • Raymond Cameron

    Rubble? Isn’t that Russian money? Ruble! I was mixed up.