Tariq Aziz to be buried in Jordan

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Published: Saturday 13th June 2015 by The News Editor

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The body of Tariq Aziz, the only Christian in Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, has arrived in Jordan for burial.

Authorities took it to a morgue in the capital, Amman, where Aziz’s son, Ziad, and others met it. Some Baath Party supporters chanted outside.

Aziz died on June 5 aged 79. He had been in prison since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and suffered a series of strokes. He faced execution for his role in a government that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

Jordan’s government agreed to a request by Aziz’s family to bury him in Jordan.

After a post-mortem examination, Aziz’s daughter, Zeinab, said her father’s body went missing at Baghdad International Airport. Authorities said a delay occurred over missing documents.

Published: Saturday 13th June 2015 by The News Editor

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