Hus­sein ex-aide’s body is miss­ing

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

The body of Tariq Aziz, Sad­dam Hus­sein’s for­mer top aide who died last week in pri­son in Iraq, went miss­ing in Bagh­dad en route to Jor­dan for burial, a rel­a­tive said.

Aziz’s daugh­ter Zeinab said she was told by her mother — who was in Iraq and waited to ac­com­pany the cas­ket to Jor­dan — that his body went miss­ing at the Bagh­dad In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

No fur­ther de­tails were im­me­di­ately known.

A Royal Jor­da­nian Air­lines of­fi­cial con­firmed the last f light left Bagh­dad for the day with­out the cas­ket. Aziz died in Nasiriya, where he was await­ing ex­e­cu­tion.

Lefteris Pitarakis As­so­ci­ated Press

KURDS line the route of the con­voy car­ry­ing the body of Keith Broom­field, killed in Syria.

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