Dujail (Arabic: الدجيل; alternate spelling: Ad Dujayl) is a town in Saladin Governorate, Iraq. It is situated about 65 kilometers (40 mi) north of Baghdad, and has approximately 100,000 inhabitants, who are mostly Shia. It was the site of the 1982 Dujail Massacre, in which between 142 and 148 people, including children, died.[1] The 2008 Dujail bombing also took place here, and many bombings during the separate years and withstood during the terrorist attack of ISIS. It is famous for its palms and grapes, and it is considered a beautiful agricultural land.

Dujail
الدجيل
Town
Dujail is located in Iraq
Dujail
Location of Dujail in Iraq
Coordinates: 33°50′20″N 44°14′53″E / 33.83889°N 44.24806°E / 33.83889; 44.24806Coordinates: 33°50′20″N 44°14′53″E / 33.83889°N 44.24806°E / 33.83889; 44.24806
Country Iraq
Governorates of IraqSaladin
DistrictDujail
Population
 (2015)
 • Total100,000

The first and second witnesses who testified against Saddam Hussein, who was executed because of the Dujail massacre and many other crimes, were from Dujail.

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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)