I'm also confused. Is the source AP or AFP? And was there any booing?
He was captured before he wasn't captured. That memory is seared, seared...
Iraq - Iraqi forces on Sunday captured Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted fugitive from Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s ousted dictatorship, Iraq (news - web sites)'s top information official said. Iraqi officials were conducting DNA tests to confirm the prisoner's identity.
I think there was another thread but I can't find it now.
Everyone's back off this story. Very strange...
Maybe they want to secure the release of the french hostages before confirming his arrest. If they confirm his arrest and the french journalists are not released, this may put their lives in danger.
More confusion... see #16.
A senior commander in the Iraqi national guard has insisted his officers have not captured Saddam Hussein's deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri.
Major General Ahmed Khalaf Salman, who is commander for the central region where the capture reportedly took place, says the guardsmen were wrong to announce they had apprehended him or participated in any such operation.
He says Iraqi forces did not take part in any operation and did not capture al-Duri.
Earlier, Iraqi officials said Ibrahim was captured in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown and powerbase north of Baghdad, in which 70 of his supporters were reportedly killed and 80 captured.
06/09/2004 01:53:18 | ABC Radio Australia News
**Confusion over 'arrest' of Saddam's number two **
Don't worry, we'll figure it out.