Dujail

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Dujail
الدجيل
Town
Dujail is located in Iraq
Dujail
Dujail
Location of Dujail in Iraq
Coordinates: 33°51′0″N 44°14′0″E / 33.85000°N 44.23333°E / 33.85000; 44.23333
Country  Iraq
Province Saladin
Population (2002)
 • Total 260,000

Dujail (33°51′N 44°14′E / 33.850°N 44.233°E / 33.850; 44.233, Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a small Shi'a town in the Saladin Province. It is situated about 65 kilometers (40 mi) north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and has approximately 10,000 inhabitants. It is the site of the 1982 Dujail Massacre [1] and the 2008 Dujail bombing.

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  1. ^ Saddam trial to open with village massacre A little-known massacre at a village where residents tried to assassinate Saddam Hussein in 1982 will be the focus of the first case in the trial of the former Iraqi president. (The Guardian; June 7, 2005)