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…