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Saddam's Trial for 1982 Killing of Shi'ites to Continue Thursday


Saddam Hussein's trial for the 1982 killing of more than 140 Shi'ites in the Iraqi village of Dujail is set to continue Thursday.

The trial, now six months old, resumed Wednesday, when Saddam was combative at times as he spent the day under cross-examination. One of his lawyers was thrown out of court after she began showing pictures of Iraqi prisoners allegedly being abused by U.S. forces at the infamous Abu Ghraib jail.

Saddam and his seven co-defendants face death if found guilty of the killings.

Iraqi prosecutors plan a separate trial for him on charges of genocide against Iraq's Kurds in the 1980s.

In violence Wednesday, at least one person was killed and about 30 others wounded in two separate car bomb explosions in Baghdad.

Separately, the U.S. military said coalition forces captured nine insurgents and killed one in a raid on a site known for safe houses in Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad.

Military officials also say Iraqi soldiers and police rescued three Iraqis who were kidnapped in the northern town of Mosul.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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