Archives of Saddam

http://www.boston.com/dailynews/160/wash/Archives_of_Saddam_rule_were_d:.shtml

Fires at the Iraq National Library set as U.S. forces took over Baghdad did not destroy large numbers of rare books and ancient manuscripts as initially feared, U.S. investigators say.

Instead, the fires apparently were aimed at destroying sensitive records about Saddam Hussein’s government, said Mary-Jane Deeb, a specialist on the Arab world at the Library of Congress.

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