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  Saddam's sons buried in home town
Updated 02 August 2003, 17.43
Iraqi men stand after praying at the graves of Saddam Hussein's sons
The bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, have been buried in their home village of Awja near Tikrit.

About 150 people, including relations and tribal chiefs, were at the funerals and there was heavy American security.

The bodies of the men, who were killed in a US raid in Mosul in July, had been flown to Tikrit from Baghdad after being released by US forces.

'Despised'

Saddam's grandson Mustapha, 14, who also died in the raid, was also buried.

The ceremony was "quiet and uneventful" said a US military official, and no violence was reported.

A BBC reporter said tiny groups of Saddam Hussein loyalists have come to pray at the graves.

She said while most Iraqis despised the two brothers, many people felt they still deserved a Muslim burial.

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