37 killed, 104+ Injured in Baghdad as ‘Chemical Ali’ Executed

Suicide bombers struck near three hotels (Sheraton Hotel, Babylon Hotel, Hamra Hotel) popular with Western journalists and businessmen Monday — immediately as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussein’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid (“Chemical Ali”). At least 37 people were killed and more than 104 injured.

Hamra, 15 killed
Sheraton, 14 killed
Babylon, 8 killed including two policemen

The ADE651 (explosives detector), made by the British company ATSC, is used at security points in Iraq, including outside the protected Green Zone that includes the Iraqi parliament and the U.S. and British embassies. The BBC has described the device ineffective and a ‘glorified dowsing rod.’

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