Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fires shots into the air during a parade in Baghdad

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fires shots into the air during a parade in Baghdad

Mere mention of Saddam Hussein's name was enough to send shivers down the spines of allies and opponents alike – an effect Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has tried to replicate. Photo: Reuters

March 20, 2017 5:42 PM (UTC+8)