Among the heinous crimes that Saddam Hussein perpetrated was his decision to destroy the Marsh Arabs (mostly Shia Muslims) by draining the marshes in southern Iraq, a vast area between the Tigris and Euphrates that had been home to the marsh arabs for centuries.
That monstrous man turned one of the most beautiful sites in the world - reputed to be the original Eden - into an arid desert.
But, thanks to an amazing man called Azzam Alwash, the marshlands of southern Iraq are slowly being restored.
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