[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.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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