Saddam's medals turn up in South Africa museum





JOHANNESBURG -- Medals chronicling Saddam Hussein's "glorious victories" have turned up at a museum in a leafy Johannesburg suburb, drawing curious viewers just two weeks after the former dictator's controversial hanging.

Badges and photographs of Saddam once displayed across the country he ruled with an iron fist made their way to the museum through a former South African army officer who showed up in Iraq after the 2003 war.

It is not clear how Colonel William Endley collected the medals. After Saddam was toppled, his palaces were invaded and looted and some of the goods made their way to markets.


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