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Saddam Hussein's half brother dies of cancer

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  • Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a half-brother of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, shown here in 1995, has died of cancer in a Baghdad hospital, a senior official said.

      Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a half-brother of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, shown here in 1995, has died of cancer in a Baghdad hospital, a senior official said.
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Saddam hussein's half brother, who was facing the gallows for his role as chief of the regime's feared security service and allegedly one of the architects of the insurgency against u.s. and allied forces in iraq, died of cancer on monday in a baghdad hospital, a senior official said.

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