Two decades after Saddam’s fall, Iraqis still haunted by disappearances

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By Charlotte Bruneau BAGHDAD (Reuters) – When he first heard that U.S. troops had toppled Saddam Hussein, Iraqi engineer Hazem Mohammed thought he would finally be able to find his brother, who had been shot dead and dumped in a mass grave after a failed uprising against Saddam’s rule in 1991. It wasn’t just Mohammed’s hopes that were raised after the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003. Relatives of tens of thousands of people who were killed or disappeared under the dictator believed they would soon find out the fate of lost loved ones. Twenty years later, Mohammed, who was hit by two bullets bu…

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