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To: 11th_VA
From the Saudi's I found this:

http://www.ain-al-yaqeen.com/issues/20031212/feat8en.htm

Saad Mohammed Al-Duri was captured near Hawijah, 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Kirkuk as rumours flew that his boss, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, had been arrested or even killed. Hawijah police chief Awad Al-Obeidi said the man was arrested in a house where he had been hiding.

Kirkuk's police chief, General Turhan Yusef, said 40,000 dollars was found in the man's possession, which was ''suspected of being used to finance attacks on the US-led coalition.'' Across north-central Iraq, more than 100 people were nabbed in what Yusef decribed as a ''one-off operation aimed at finding Izzat Ibrahim based on specific intelligence.''

An official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the dominant Kurdish faction in Kirkuk, said a former general in the disbanded Iraqi army was also arrested in the raids, as was Hamid Saad, a senior official of Saddam's former ruling Baath party in charge of youth and student affairs.

Earlier, a senior police official in Kirkuk said US military had launched ''the biggest search operation ever'' in the area to hunt for Duri, the suspected paymaster of many attacks on the coalition. The operation was concentrated on Hawijah and the village of Rashad, 60 kilometers (37 miles) to the south, he added.
50 posted on 12/16/2003 5:48:57 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (Praying for the Kingdom of God.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
"Capturing Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri (or fill in captured leader of the day) will not make the US any safer today."
52 posted on 12/16/2003 5:52:36 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Wow, nice find. How did you find that so quickly?
53 posted on 12/16/2003 5:53:07 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Good info, but it appears to be from articles written on 3-4 Dec, not related to this recent rumor. Cheers
54 posted on 12/16/2003 5:54:07 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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