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Raid Leads to Arrests of Al-Douri Relatives
FoxNews ^ | 1/13/2004 | unknown

Posted on 01/13/2004 10:17:47 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:38:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAMARRA, Iraq Four relatives of the most-wanted member of Saddam Hussein's (search) former regime were arrested during a raid by U.S. soldiers on Wednesday.

The military said two of those detained were suspected of keeping former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (search) in hiding. The former right-hand man of Hussein has a $10 million bounty on his head.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alduri; captured; iraq
The noose continues to tighten. We need to get this scumbag.
1 posted on 01/13/2004 10:17:48 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Here's our boy now:


Former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri

2 posted on 01/13/2004 10:20:03 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
GET RED!!!
3 posted on 01/13/2004 10:23:38 PM PST by Hazzardgate
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Please tell me what is he wearing on his head? It looks like a dead cat.
4 posted on 01/13/2004 10:30:58 PM PST by Rollee (Our country is not the doormat nor the ATM of the world!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
I want them to find out who is leading these protests. They need to be rounding up the instigators.
5 posted on 01/13/2004 10:37:06 PM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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To: Rollee
Its probably a dead skunk he took a liking to.
6 posted on 01/13/2004 10:43:56 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Pretty soon they will run out of relatives to arrest and hopefully one or more of them will sing the right tune.
7 posted on 01/13/2004 10:48:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
U.S. Arrests Four Relatives of Al-Douri in Raids

Jan. 14 — TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Four relatives of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and the most wanted fugitive in Iraq, were arrested in early morning raids Wednesday, the U.S. military said. U.S. military police detained the four in swoops on two homes about 60 miles north of Baghdad in Samarra, a hotbed for anti-coalition insurgents.

The U.S. military said the relatives were all male but declined to identify them or their relationship to Douri.

In November, U.S. forces placed a $10 million bounty on Douri, one of Saddam's closest confidants and originally No. 6 on the list of the 55 most wanted Iraqis.

U.S. officials have blamed Douri for coordinating many of the attacks on American troops, and have said he may be involved with the al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar al-Islam.

Lieutenant Colonel David Poirier, commander of 720th Military Police Battalion based in Fort Hood, Texas, said the relatives were Douri's "enablers" and had good information on his whereabouts.

"We think that brought us one step closer to finding him," Poirier told reporters.

Douri's wife and daughter were detained in late November. A week later U.S. forces carried out a raid which they said may have just missed snaring Douri himself.

"One of these days, his head will rise above water and we will be able to capture him as well," Poirier said.

Douri held a number of top positions in Saddam's government, including deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces and former vice president on the powerful Revolutionary Command Council. He was a key architect of the Baath Party's 1968 coup and was a powerful political figure in the ensuing decades.

8 posted on 01/13/2004 10:56:32 PM PST by kattracks
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
720th Military Police Battalion

The road runners are at it again.

9 posted on 01/13/2004 11:00:15 PM PST by dts32041 ("Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed" RAH)
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To: kattracks
Thanks for the update!
10 posted on 01/14/2004 10:28:34 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: Rollee; dc-zoo
I'm not sure what roadkill he used to have that hat made, but the little pink bow on top is priceless.
11 posted on 01/14/2004 10:32:37 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: dts32041
720th Military Police Battalion

The road runners are at it again.

Good! They'll get him...

12 posted on 01/14/2004 10:33:50 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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To: Rollee; dc-zoo; Pan_Yan; Pan_Yans Wife
Love the headgear. This guy has a real flair for looking French.


13 posted on 01/14/2004 10:52:29 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Bad spellers of the world untie!!)
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