Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, currently in the custody of U.S.-led coalition forces, suffers from cancer of lymph glands, the Kuwaiti Al-Anba daily reports.
Citing an Iraqi official, the paper reported the disease is in an advanced stage, so doctors predict the former dictator would probably live only a couple more years.
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Doctors who examined Hussein after his capture near his hometown of Tikrit reportedly made the fatal diagnosis. Allegations Hussein was stricken with cancer appeared during the military campaign in Iraq last year, when one of his private doctors, residing in Syria, claimed he suffered from cancer.