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  • Saddam Hussein's Ally Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'Captured' In Iraq

    04/23/2008 5:27:31 PM PDT · by blam · 153 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2008 | Damien McElroy
    Saddam Hussein's ally Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'captured' in Iraq By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 12:57am BST 24/04/2008 American forces have captured Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party heir, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted former regime official still at large, it has been reported. A Middle Eastern television channel said Douri, a key force in the country's devastating insurgency, had been seized in a mountain raid in Saddam's home province of Salahaddin. Most wanted: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri Douri was King of Clubs in the deck of cards of most wanted Iraqis issued to American soldiers after the war. But...
  • Saddam VP's hideout found

    12/07/2007 12:44:32 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 86 replies · 114+ views
    Saddam VP's hideout found 07/12/2007 16:07 - (SA) Baghdad - Security forces stormed a hideout belonging to Izzet al-Douri, the former Iraqi vice president under Saddam Hussein, in a village near Tikrit, 170km north of Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Friday. They broke into the hideout based on confirmed intelligence that al-Douri was using it to hold meetings with his aides, said the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The forces did not find al-Douri, but seized documents with information on the al-Qaeda terrorist network and other militias, their activities and the techniques used to conduct their...
  • Judge: 'Chemical Ali,' 2 others to be hanged

    09/04/2007 5:45:28 AM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 45 replies · 2,343+ views
    CNN ^ | September 4, 2007 | CNN
    Three members of the former Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein -- including the man known as "Chemical Ali" -- will be executed within 30 days, senior appellate Judge Munir Haddad said Tuesday. The appellate chamber upheld their sentences of death by hanging, which were imposed in June. The three defendants are Hussein's first cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majeed, nicknamed "Chemical Ali;" Sultan Hashem Ahmed, military commander of the Anfal campaign; and Hussein Rashid Mohammed, deputy general commander of the Iraqi armed force, assistant chief of staff for military operations, and former Republican Guard commander.
  • Suspect named in the 41-wanted list arrested in Baghdad

    07/09/2006 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Wiz · 6 replies · 403+ views
    By Mohammad Al-Ghazzi BAGHDAD, July 9 (KUNA) -- Member of the Regional Baath Party Command Rasheed Ta'an Kadhim, one of those on Iraq's 41 most wanted list announced by National Security Advisor Muwaffaq Al-Rubeiei, was arrested five days ago, Iraqi security and government sources confirmed to KUNA. The sources said the man, also on the US Army's list of 55 wanted, was arrested along with 70 others suspected of involvement in terrorist acts in the vicinity of Al-Miqdadiya where wide-range military operations have been going on for five days now. The man was arrested by Iraqi forces with backup by...
  • Death of Hussein Aide (al-Douri) Is Confirmed

    11/12/2005 9:30:02 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 35 replies · 1,096+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov 13 2005 | JOHN F. BURNS and EDWARD WONG
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 12 - Former officials of the Baath Party confirmed Saturday on their Web site the death of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the last of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still at large in Iraq and a man long sought by the American military command as the effective leader of the Baathist insurgent underground here. "On the blessed soil of Iraq, the soul of our comrade in struggle, and field commander of the heroic resistance, Izzat Ibrahim, passed away to his creator at dawn yesterday," the posting said. The Web site, which is considered an authentic voice of the Baathist...
  • Saddam second in charge dead

    11/11/2005 6:19:14 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 35 replies · 1,270+ views ^ | 12th November 2005
    IZZAT Ibrahim al-Duri, one of Saddam Hussein's top deputies and a man who eluded US capture despite a hefty bounty on his head, reportedly died quietly overnight at the age of 63. The notice of his death came not from the US military, but from a statement signed by the dissolved Baath Party command. "The leader of the resistance died on Friday November 11 at 2:20 am," according to the statement signed by the Baath command. There was no immediate confirmation of his death. Duri was one of Saddam's most feared right-hand men and was said to be suffering from...
  • 'Key fugitive Saddam aide dead'

    11/11/2005 10:39:26 AM PST · by advance_copy · 38 replies · 1,199+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/11/05
    One of Saddam Hussein's closest aides, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has died, Iraq's former ruling Baath party says. "The leader of the resistance... died on 11 November, at 0220 [Thursday 2320 GMT]," the statement said. There is no independent confirmation. Mr Douri, 63, was the most senior figure in the former regime still at large. The US had offered a $10m reward for information leading to his capture. In recent years he was accused of financing insurgent groups in Iraq. Kurdish threat Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was number six on the US list of 55 most-wanted members of Saddam Hussein's regime. The...
  • Saddam's right-hand man dies (Izzat Ibrahim Al-Dhouri)

    11/11/2005 9:57:46 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 163 replies · 8,648+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | November 11 2005
    Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, aide to Saddam Hussein, died on Friday, al-Arabiya TV channel quoted a statement by the Baath party as saying. Al-Douri, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council under Saddam's regime, ranks No. 6 among the 55 most wanted by the United States with a 10-million-dollar bounty on his head. He died early Friday, the statement said, without giving more details.
  • U.S., Iraq Troops Launch Baghdad Offensive

    05/22/2005 1:42:54 PM PDT · by TexKat · 15 replies · 865+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 5/22/05 | PAUL GARWOOD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. and Iraqi troops launched a major offensive against insurgents in Baghdad's western Abu Ghraib district late Sunday, and aides to a radical anti-American Shiite cleric worked to defuse tensions caused by a recent spate of sectarian killings. Amid the violence, Iraq's government demanded that Syria do more to stop foreign fighters from crossing the porous border and a senior Iraqi Trade Ministry official was killed in an ongoing terror campaign that has killed more than 550 people in less than one month. Iraqi authorities also announced that Ghazi Hammud al-Obeidi, 65, one of the most-wanted...
  • Syrian Kurds captured Saddam's brother

    02/28/2005 6:05:04 PM PST · by chava · 21 replies · 1,179+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 February 2005
    Monday February 28, 02:41 PM Syrian Kurds captured Saddam's brother BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds seized Saddam Hussein's half-brother in northeast Syria and handed him to Iraqi Kurds before he was taken into custody by Iraq's security forces, government sources in Baghdad say. Sabawi Ibrahim, a former spy chief and senior adviser to Saddam, was captured in the Syrian town of Hasakah, about 50 km (30 miles) from the Iraqi border, the sources said on Monday. Iraq's government announced his capture on Sunday but did not say when, where or how he was caught. It is unlikely that Syrian Kurds,...
  • Seizing Saddam … and Kin

    02/28/2005 1:34:29 PM PST · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 547+ views
    The Amereican Enterprise ^ | February 28, 2005 | Marni Soupcoff
    A curious thing has been happening amidst critics’ complaints that the United States is not focusing sufficiently on an exit strategy in Iraq, and that the Iraqis themselves can’t deal with the terrorists attacking them: the bad guys are getting caught. One of the most notable recent  achievements was the capture of Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and former adviser Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti. With details about Ibrahim’s apprehension still scarce as I write on Sunday, it is difficult to know exactly who should get the credit for nabbing  the former Baath Party official who came in at number 36 on the...
  • Syria Turns Over a Top Insurgent, Iraqis Say

    02/28/2005 6:26:42 AM PST · by Brilliant · 5 replies · 495+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 28, 2005 | JOHN F. BURNS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 27 - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syria had captured and handed over a half-brother of Saddam Hussein who has been accused of playing a leading role in organizing and financing the insurgency that has tormented Iraq since Mr. Hussein's overthrow nearly two years ago. Syrian officials in Damascus confirmed the transfer, and said the half-brother, Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan al-Tikriti, once the widely feared head of Iraq's two most powerful security agencies, was one of a group of officials from the former Iraqi government who were arrested in Syria and delivered into Iraqi custody. An Associated Press...
  • Iraqi officials say Syria handed over Saddam Hussein's half brother

    02/27/2005 3:45:18 PM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 2/28/05
    Senior Baathist accused of financing insurgency Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities captured Saddam Hussein's half brother in Syria and handed him over to Iraq in an apparent good will gesture. Sabaawi Ibrahim al-Hasan, who was also a former adviser suspected of financing insurgents after U.S. troops ousted the former dictator, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials said in Cairo, Egypt, on condition of anonymity. Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's spokesman confirmed that "the criminal Sabaawi was arrested on the Syrian-Iraqi borders." He declined to give further details. The officials...
  • Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother (Six of diamonds for those of you playing at home)

    02/27/2005 6:36:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 749+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    Iraqis Capture Saddam's Half Brother 29 minutes ago By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi security forces captured Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, Saddam Hussein's half brother and former adviser who was suspected of financing insurgents from Syria after U.S. troops ousted the former dictator, the government said Sunday. In a statement, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's office said the arrest "shows the determination of the Iraqi government to chase and detain all criminals who carried out massacres and whose hands are stained with the blood of the Iraqi people, then bring them to justice to face the right punishment."...
  • Saddam's Half Brother Caught

    02/27/2005 6:12:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies · 815+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | February 27, 2005
    Saddam's Half Brother Caught February 27, 2005 BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein's (search) half brother and former adviser on Sunday, government officials said, dealing a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim the much-sought fugitive was helping organize and fund. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan (search) was No. 36 on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis released by U.S. authorities after American troops invaded Iraq in March 2003, and among a recent group of 29 most-wanted supporters of insurgents in Iraq. The U.S. had a $1 million bounty on his head. Officials in Allawi's office, speaking...
  • Saddam's Half-Brother Captured in Iraq

    02/27/2005 9:47:58 AM PST · by anymouse · 20 replies · 618+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    Iraqi security forces captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother and former adviser, government officials said Sunday, dealing a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim the former fugitive was helping organize and fund, perhaps from Syria. The U.S. military also said two American soldiers were killed Sunday in an ambush in the capital. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was No. 36 on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis released by U.S. authorities after American troops invaded Iraq in March 2003, and he also was named one of the 29 most-wanted supporters of insurgents in Iraq. The United States had a $1 million...
  • Syria Hands Saddam's Half-Brother to Iraq

    02/27/2005 11:49:20 AM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 734+ views
    AP ^ | February 27, 2005 | SALAH NASRAWI,
    CAIRO, Egypt - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s half-brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator's Baath Party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq (news - web sites) in an apparent goodwill gesture. AP Photo   Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a former Saddam adviser suspected of financing insurgents after U.S. troops ousted Saddam, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials told The Associated Press by telephone on condition of anonymity. Hasakah is about 30 miles from the Iraqi border. They...
  • Saddam Hussein's half-brother captured in Iraq

    02/27/2005 12:17:41 AM PST · by lodi90 · 131 replies · 4,652+ views
    Sunday February 27, 08:05 AM Saddam Hussein's half-brother captured in Iraq BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A half-brother and former adviser to Saddam Hussein has been captured in Iraq, according to sources in the interim government. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti was number 36 on the U.S. military's list of the 55 most wanted people in Iraq. No other details were provided. An official announcement would be made soon, the sources said on Saturday. "Sabawi is captured, he's a big catch," one official in the government said.
  • Syria captures Saddam's half brother and hands him over to Iraq

    02/27/2005 12:21:22 PM PST · by TexKat · 77 replies · 1,656+ views
    CBC News ^ | 2/27/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein's half brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator's Baath party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq in an apparent goodwill gesture. The arrests dealt a blow to an insurgency that some Iraqi officials claim Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was helping organize and fund from Syria. Al-Hassan, a former Saddam adviser, was captured in Hasakah in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border, two senior Iraqi officials told The Associated Press by telephone on condition of anonymity. Hasakah is about 50 kilometres from Iraq. They...
  • Status of 55 Most Wanted (Iraq)

    09/08/2004 8:47:46 AM PDT · by USA_Soccer · 7 replies · 802+ views ^ |
    1. Saddam Husayn GEN President / Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) Chairman Captured December 13th 2. Qusay Saddam Husayn al-Tikriti Chief, Special Security Organization/special Republican Guard (SSO/SRG); Commander, Central Region Commander Killed July 22nd 3. Uday Saddam Husayn al-Tikriti Member Of The National Assembly, Olympic Committee Killed July 22nd 4. Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti GEN Saddam’s Personal Secretary, National Security Advisor And Senior Bodyguard/inner Circle Taken into custody June 16th 5. Ali Hasan al-Majid GEN Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) / Commander, Ba'ath Party Regional Command / Inner Circle/ Presidential Advisor/ Head Of Central Workers Bureau Taken into custody August 21st...
  • Top Saddam regime fugitive al-Douri arrested

    09/05/2004 5:20:27 AM PDT · by Royal Guardsman · 230 replies · 8,061+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 09/05/04 | MSNBC
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  • Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing

    02/17/2004 1:12:05 PM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 117+ views
    United States Department of Defense ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004 | Senior Advisor to the CPA, Daniel Senor and Deputy Dir for Coalition Ops Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt
    MR. SENOR: The coalition always makes every effort to issue rewards to those Iraqis who have provided us information leading to the capture of one of the 55 "most wanted" high-value targets from the former regime and others we are pursuing even beyond the list from the 55, from the deck of cards. Last month the coalition announced the capture of Khamis Sirhan al-Mohammed, the Ba'ath Party regional chairman for Karbala, for the Karbala governate. And just last week, we issued a reward of $1 million to an Iraqi who had provided critical information that led to Mr. al-Mohammed's capture....

    05/06/2003 4:20:27 AM PDT · by Liz · 9 replies · 164+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 6, 2003 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>WASHINGTON - When they first came up with the idea of putting the list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqi regime figures on a deck of playing cards, a group of obscure analysts for the Defense Intelligence Agency had no idea they were creating a media sensation.</p>
  • U.S. Takes Custody of Three Iraqi Officials

    05/02/2003 4:39:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 317+ views
    AP | 5/02/03
    U.S. Takes Custody of Two Iraqi Officials .c The Associated Press DOHA, Qatar (AP) - The director of Iraq's office of military industrialization and one of Iraq's two vice presidents under Saddam Hussein have been taken in custody by the U.S.-led military coalition, U.S. Central Command announced Friday. In a brief statement, Central Command identified the detained men as Abd al Tawab Mullah Huwaysh, director of the Office of Military Industrialization, and Taha Muhyl al Din Maruf, an Iraqi vice president and member of the Revolutionary Command Council. The statemnt did not give details of where the men were detained,...
  • Missle Man In Custody - Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi - 6 of Spades!

    04/28/2003 9:18:02 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 20 replies · 450+ views ^ | 4/28/2003 | centcom
    Another one bites the dust! Missle Man Captured - Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi - 6 of Spades! This is the husband of "Dr. Germ" April 28, 2003 Release Number: 03-04-204 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMIR RASHID MUHAMMAD AL-UBAYDI IN COALITION CUSTODY CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Amir Rashid Muhammad al-Ubaydi surrendered Monday and is currently in Coalition custody. He was a Presidential Advisor and Oil Minister and is No. 47 on the U.S. Central Command ‘Iraqi Top 55’ list.
  • French helped Iraq to stifle dissent

    04/27/2003 5:00:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2003 | Alex Spillius and Andrew Sparrow
    France colluded with the Iraqi secret service to undermine a Paris conference held by the prominent human rights group Indict, according to documents found in the foreign ministry in Baghdad. Various documents state that the Iraqis believed the French were doing their utmost to prevent the meeting from going ahead. Ann Clwyd, the Labour MP who chairs Indict, said last night that she would be demanding an apology from the French government for its behaviour, which she described as "atrocious". The files, retrieved from the looted and burned foreign ministry by The Telegraph last week, detail the warmth and strength...
  • Intelligence examines cargo flight from Baghdad to Belarus (Saddam's SAFE HAVEN?)

    04/25/2003 8:05:13 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 46 replies · 389+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 25 April, 2003
    Intelligence examines cargo flight from Baghdad to Belarus SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMFriday, April 25, 2003 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has obtained safe haven in Belarus, several intelligence agencies believe. Western intelligence sources said several intelligence agencies in the Middle East and Europe base this assessment on new information about a March 29 flight from Baghdad to Minsk. They said the flight of a chartered cargo plane could have transported Saddam, his sons and much of his family to Belarus. "There's no proof that Saddam was on the plane but we have proof that a plane left on that day...
  • Tariq Aziz in custody!

    04/24/2003 1:38:39 PM PDT · by Charlie OK · 261 replies · 425+ views
    ABC radio
    ABC reporting Tariq Aziz is in custody!
  • How Saddam tried to cover up Galloway's links with regime

    04/23/2003 4:18:30 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 38 replies · 452+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2003 | David Blair
    Saddam Hussein sought to protect George Galloway by severing the Iraqi intelligence service's contacts with the Labour backbencher, according to an official document found by The Daily Telegraph in Baghdad. This letter, found in the files of the Iraqi foreign ministry, explained that any disclosure of Mr Galloway's "relationship" with the Mukhabarat, which operated as both secret police and intelligence service, would do great harm to his political career. A letter from Izzat Ibrahim, Saddam's deputy on the Ba'ath Party's Revolutionary Command Council, dated May 6, 2000 stated that: "It is better not to engage the Mukhabarat in the relationship...