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Protests condemn Saddam execution
by Al Jazeera (reposted)
Monday Jan 1st, 2007 7:42 PM
Thousands of people joined protests both inside and outside Iraq on Monday condemning the execution of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqis in the central Sunni area of the country, many of them armed, protested against the killing of the former president and blamed Shias for carrying it out.

The protests came as the Iraqi government ordered the closure of a popular independent television channel, Al Sharqiya, for inciting sectarianism.

In other news, US forces killed six people during a raid on a house in Baghdad.

US soldiers came under fire as they approached an suspected hideout of the al-Qaeda in Iraq group, the US military said in a statement on Monday.