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BAGHDAD (AP) -An Iraqi government official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that preparations were being made to hang two of Saddam Hussein’s co-defendants on Thursday.

Al-Arabiya satellite television and Al-Furat TV, run by Iraq’s major Shiite Muslim political organization, both also reported that Saddam’s half brother Barzan Ibrahim, a former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court, would be hanged on Thursday.

The government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information, said the exact place and time of the hangings had not been set.

The two men were originally scheduled to hang last Saturday along with Saddam.

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