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Image from Camp Slayer, an area formerly known as the Radwaniyah Presidential Site, which was just one of Saddam's many palaces. This area was off-limits to UN weapons inspection teams prior to the start of the war. The site is located about 9 miles east of central Baghdad, and is adjacent to 'Saddam International Airport'. The compound itself is 9.3 square miles in size, surrounded by three artificial lakes. This was a favorite playground of Saddam and his closest associates. This Palace is referred to as Saddam's "Perfume Palace," which has an indoor pool, 2-story high military murals, a blue-domed ballroom, and gold-leaf wallpaper. The Perfume Palace was a brothel for Uday and Husay Hussein, causing it to always smell of the perfume of their concubines. When the Coalition Forces captured the territory, numerous bodies where found on the Palace grounds and were believed to have been murdered by Saddam's ruthless Sons and their followers. The grounds are now used by the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) as they monitor the rebuilding of the country.
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Image from Camp Slayer, an area formerly known as the Radwaniyah Presidential Site, which was just one of Saddam's many palaces. This area was off-limits to UN weapons inspection teams prior to the start of the war.  The site is located about 9 miles east of central Baghdad, and is adjacent to 'Saddam International Airport'. The compound itself is 9.3 square miles in size, surrounded by three artificial lakes.  This was a favorite playground of Saddam and his closest associates. This Palace is referred to as Saddam's "Perfume Palace," which has an indoor pool, 2-story high military murals, a blue-domed ballroom, and gold-leaf wallpaper.  The Perfume Palace was a brothel for Uday and Husay Hussein, causing it to always smell of the perfume of their concubines.  When the Coalition Forces captured the territory, numerous bodies where found on the Palace grounds and were believed to have been murdered by Saddam's ruthless Sons and their followers.  The grounds are now used by the Iraqi Survey Group (ISG) as they monitor the rebuilding of the country.