Paraded in a glass coffin, the King of Clubs returns to Baghdad

Paraded in a glass coffin and flanked by jostling civilians, members of the armed forces and the media scrum, the former right-hand man of Saddam Hussein was handed over to the authorities today.

Iraqi officials said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri had died in fighting with government troops in Salahuddin province, north of Baghdad, on Friday.

Today, his body was returned to Baghdad and delivered to the Ministry of Health as crowds gathered to get a closer look at the ‘King of Clubs’.

h/t JEH