Jailed 'voice of Saddam' Tareq Aziz dies in south Iraq

Former Iraqi deputy prime minister, the late Tarek Aziz, testifying for the defence during Saddam's trialTareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein’s regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a doctor said. “Tareq Aziz arrived at the Hussein Teaching Hospital at 3 pm,” Dr Saadi al-Majed, the head of the health department in Dhi Qar, the province where he was jailed, told AFP. “He died because of a heart attack,” the doctor said.

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