Saddam's tomb suffers extensive damage in Iraq fighting
All that remains standing are the roof support columns
Saddam was hanged in 2006 and buried in this mausoleum in 2007. Iraqi media reported last year that the body of Saddam was removed by loyalists. Its current location is unknown.March 16, 2015
OUJA, Iraq (AP) - The tomb of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit. Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein's hometown Sunday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the center of Tikrit within 48 hours. Associated Press video from the village of Ouja, just south of Tikrit, shows all that remains of Hussein's once-lavish tomb are the support columns that held up the roof.