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Saddam Hussein’s toilet to go to museum

A US military museum plans to receive Saddam’s prison toilet.
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US soldiers walk towards the Al-Faw palace on November 7, 2011, formerly owned by executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and located in what is now the US military Camp Victory complex in Baghdad. What were once among the most sensitive US sites in Iraq, including a palace that housed top generals and a bombed-out villa that held Saddam Hussein, will soon be back in Iraqi hands by the end of the year. (ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

It's certaintly no Picasso.

The US military will be taking Saddam’s prison toilet from Al-Faw palace, where the the former dictator’s maximum security jail was built two years before his 2006 execution.

Hussein’s palaces are scheduled to be turned over to Iraq in December just before the US military’s full withdrawal from the country by the end of the year.

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"We're not taking anything that the Iraqis had. We are only taking stuff that we put in, we utilised, and when we didn't need it any more, we took it home," Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Brooks told Reuters

The palace’s stainless steel toilet and reinforced steel door is situated in a US complex near Baghdad’s Victory Base airport. The villa housed more than 40,000 soldiers and up to 25,000 workers at the height of its operation, the Guardian reported. There are currently 4,000 soldiers there.

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The complex also had iconic American establishments like Burger King and Subway, which are now closed.

Just last month, Hussein’s buttock from the bronze statue that was famously brought down failed to sell at auction at the price of $402,000.

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