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Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions

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Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions

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Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions

Saddam Verdict Provokes Sectarian Reactions

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The death sentence handed down Sunday to Saddam Hussein and two of his co-defendants had many Iraqi Shiites celebrating.

But many Sunni-Arab Iraqis were upset by the verdict, believing the trial was unfair.

Baghdad remains under a strict curfew, imposed before the verdict and sentence were announced.