Latest News from Iraq
DC: the start of President Gerald Ford's state funeral in Washington DC and the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's execution in Baghdad.
Former President Ford's casket has arrived at Andrews Air Force Base and will soon make the procession to the U.S. Capitol.
In Baghdad, deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was hanged before dawn this morning, just five days after losing an appeal of his death sentence. Saddam's body has been turned over to tribal members in his home town of Tikrit, reportedly for burial there.
Shiites in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City celebrated the news of his death. There was mourning among some Sunnis, members of Saddam's sect. Many Kurds expressed disappointment Saddam would not be brought to justice for the killings of tens of thousands of Kurds during the 1980s.