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Years after his hanging, Saddam Hussein mystery lives on

AL-AWJAH, IRAQ: In his native village of Al-Awjah, the mausoleum of Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein has been reduced to broken concrete and tangled barbed wire, showing no trace of his remains. The man who ruled Iraq with an iron fist for a quarter of a century was hanged at dawn on December 30, 2006, symbolizing the humiliation of Saddam’s followers. US president George W Bush then personally authorized the immediate transfer of the dictator’s body on an American military helicopter from Baghdad to the…