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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The BBC has now taken this article off their site.

Saddam top aide's capture denied

BBC

Reports that Saddam Hussein's top aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is in custody in Iraq have proved unfounded. Initial announcements by the Iraqi authorities suggested he had been arrested on Saturday while receiving treatment at a clinic near Tikrit.

But the US military have made it clear he is not in their custody, and the Iraqi national guard later denied involvement in any operation.

There have been several previous false reports about his arrest.

Mr Douri - known as Saddam Hussein's enforcer - has been described as the most senior figure in the former regime still at large, and the most wanted.

Mr Douri was Saddam Hussein's number two in the Revolutionary Command Council, and is sixth on the list of 55 most wanted members of the regime. The top five have all been captured or killed.

He is accused of financing insurgent groups, and has a $10m price tag on his head.

16 posted on 09/05/2004 11:45:01 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam; MEG33; TexKat; Allegra; nuconvert
Are they going to deny the denial????

This is getting wild.

See #13 and #14...

21 posted on 09/05/2004 11:51:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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