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[UPDATE 2] Coalition forces detained 23 terrorists in Ramadi. Marines uncover 12 weapons caches in Anbar, and find Iranian made weapons. Contractors will be subject to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (USMJ), reports DefenseTech.
Iraq will investigate Hussein's execution, particularly the taunt and unauthorized video recording. A Maliki aide was arrested for taking the video. Hussein's co-defendants are to be executed Thursday. U.S. forces in Ramadi captured 23 suspects with ties to senior al Qaeda leaders. The Central Criminal Court of Iraq convicted 48 security detainees from December 8 to 28, including Saudi Arabians, Yemenis, a Jordanian, a Syrian and a Sudanese.
US forces raided an office of Sunni politician Saleh al-Mutlaq as part of raids on al Qaeda safehouses. Six inurgents were killed. Iraq shut down the Sharkiya TV station for "reporting false news and inciting sectarianism." The Iraqi Army captured 3 al Qaeda cell members near Fallujah. Six insurgents were detained near Yusufiyah.
Saddam Hussein was transferred to the Iraqi government and immediately executed by hanging. His last words were "Down with the traitors, the Americans, the spies and the Persians." Saddam was buried in his home town of Awja, near Tikrit. About 75 Iraqis were killed and 125 wounded during attacks throughout the country, including a large suicide bombing in Kufa.
[UPDATE 2] A judge said Saddam will hang by Saturday, other officials said within hours (as of 18:41 GMT.) Saddam's lawyers believe he will be executed within days. The US, however, says Saddam is still in their custody. A suicide bomber killed 13 and wounded 17 after attacking a Husseiniya in Khalis.
[UPDATE 1] Two of the Iranians arrested for insurgent activities were released by the US. The Iraqi Army detained 13 in a raid on an insurgent camp in Baqubah. Two al Qaeda terrorists were killed in a raid in Baghdad, while 13 insurgents were arrested in eastern Baghdad. Four terrorists were killed during a raid in Thar Thar.