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  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Late Saddam Hussein's Senior Aide

    07/09/2015 1:07:11 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    PMNNews Nigeria ^ | June 27, 2015
    Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday said that the Iraqi security forces captured a leading figure in Saddam Hussein’s Baath party in an operation based on intelligence reports. Al-Abadi said this in his address to a ceremony in Baghdad for the 146th anniversary of the Iraqi press. “The security forces managed to arrest the terrorist Abdul Karim al-Sadoun by the efforts of the Iraqi intelligence,” Abadi said. Abadi did not give further details about how or where the arrest took place, saying he preferred an official statement to declare the details later as interrogation was still underway. Al-Sadoun was...
  • Saddam Hussein aide, insurgent leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri reported killed in Iraq: Iraqi governor

    04/17/2015 8:02:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/17/2015
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's insurgency, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may have been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias involved in an operation against insurgent forces. Raed al-Jubouri, the governor of Salahuddin province, told al-Arabiya television that al-Douri had been killed, and the station broadcast a photo of a dead man who looked like al-Douri. "This is a major victory for those involved in the operation," al-Jubouri said. "He is considered a mastermind for this terrorist group," he said, referring to Islamic State, an offshoot of al Qaeda...
  • The JRTN Movement and Iraq’s Next Insurgency

    03/28/2015 4:05:03 PM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Knights
    The stabilization of Iraq has become wedged on a plateau, beyond which further improvement will be a slow process. According to incident metrics compiled by Olive Group, the average monthly number of insurgent attacks between January and June 2011 was 380.[1] The incident count in January was 376, indicating that incident levels remained roughly stable in the first half of 2011. One reason behind this stability is the ongoing virulence of northern and central Iraqi insurgents operating within Sunni Arab communities. Five predominately Sunni provinces and western Baghdad were responsible for an average of 68.5% of national incidents each month...
  • Izzat al-Douri pledges to fight U.S. troops in Iraq

    07/15/2008 11:30:16 PM PDT · by flyfree · 11 replies · 78+ views
    VOI ^ | 15 /07 /2008
    BAGHDAD, July 15 (VOI) - Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, Iraq's former military commander and Saddam Hussein's vice president, criticized al-Qaeda network in Iraq and Mahdi Army militias loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in his first audio call, vowing to fight U.S. troops in Iraq. Al Douri, who has not been seen since the last days of Saddam's rule, became the leader of the Baath Party after Saddam's execution in December 2006. It was unclear why al Douri chose this time to release an audio tape — his first ever at a time that Iraq is witnessing an all time...

    05/19/2006 7:14:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 3,170+ views
    AKI | May 23, 2005 | AKI
    Baghdad, 23 May (AKI) - The number two of the al-Qaeda network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, visited Iraq under a false name in September 1999 to take part in the ninth Popular Islamic Congress, former Iraqi premier Iyad Allawi has revealed to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat. In an interview, Allawi made public information discovered by the Iraqi secret service in the archives of the Saddam Hussein regime, which sheds light on the relationship between Saddam Hussein and the Islamic terrorist network. He also said that both al-Zawahiri and Jordanian militant al-Zarqawi probably entered Iraq in the same period. "Al-Zawahiri was summoned by Izza...

    07/21/2004 4:15:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 68 replies · 3,019+ views
    Baghdad, As-Sabah , July 21, Page 1 The official sources at the ministry of interior and the national security advisor department have refrained commenting on the news of seizing three missiles of nuclear heads in the course of arresting Khudir al- Dori the former leader at the dissolved Baath party.Notably, Iraqi political sources on anonymity affirmed that the detaining of al- Dori by the Iraqi security departments resulted in the seize of three nuclear heads missiles .The sources indicated that Khudir al- Dori occupied top party and security posts during ex-regime. Al-Dori death announced after the collapse of the regime...
  • Saddam's deputy tells his followers Americans are facing defeat in Iraq (al-Douri)

    07/08/2007 10:46:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 685+ views
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD: An audiotape said to be of Saddam Hussein's deputy said his group will keep fighting until the last foreign soldier withdraws from Iraq, saying the Americans are being defeated. The audiotape purportedly from Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was obtained by The Associated Press in Baghdad on Sunday. It was impossible to determine its authenticity, but several Iraqis familiar with al-Douri's voice said they believed it from his. It was also unclear when the audiotape was made but the comments referred to Saddam as a "martyr." He was hanged Dec. 30 for his role in the deaths of more...
  • Has Maliki Ended The Insurgency?breaking news

    08/22/2007 1:59:21 PM PDT · by WBL 1952 · 227 replies · 6,880+ views
    Earlier today, the Italian news service AKI reported that the presumed leader of the largest insurgency in Iraq will start cooperating with the Iraqi government. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, one of the highest-ranking members of Saddam Hussein's government, reportedly pledged to work with Iraqi and American forces to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq: The leader of Iraq's banned Baath party, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has decided to join efforts by the Iraqi authorities to fight al-Qaeda, one of the party's former top officials, Abu Wisam al-Jashaami, told pan-Arab daily Al Hayat. "AlDouri has decided to sever ties with al-Qaeda and sign up to...
  • 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda [the end of AQI]

    10/04/2007 5:35:03 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 33 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | 10/4/2007 | Bill Roggio
    The Long War Journal: Al Douri forms nationalist Sunni coalition; 1920s Revolution Brigades denounces al Qaeda Written by Bill Roggio on October 4, 2007 11:34 AM to The Long War Journal Available online at: The Sunni insurgency continues to fracture as US and Iraqi forces are on the offensive in central and northern Iraq. Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Baathist and leader in the Sunni insurgency, has formed a new insurgent front which is willing to negotiate, while a faction of the 1920s Revolution Brigades openly denounced al Qaeda. A grouping of 22 Sunni insurgent groups have...
  • Former Iraqi general said to be coordinating attacks

    10/29/2003 6:25:49 PM PST · by TexKat · 11 replies · 95+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A former Iraqi general, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, is reported to be coordinating attacks in Iraq by foreign fighters and Iraqi regime loyalists, a US defense official said. "There are reports that the al-Douri is coordinating the attacks," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The reports in military channels fingering al-Douri as the coordinator of the attacks probably came from the recent capture in Mosul of a former secretary of al-Douri and two senior members of Ansar al-Islam who were close to the general, the official said. Number six on the US list of 55...
  • Al Qaeda and its role in the Iraq insurgency

    07/13/2007 3:12:30 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 6 replies · 616+ views
    The attempts to minimize the role played by al Qaeda in Iraq in the larger Sunni insurgency took a significant step over the past week. Clark Hoyt, the public editor of the New York Times, claimed that the media had become complicit in the government's attempts to paint the entire Sunni insurgency with an al Qaeda brush. Also this week, Malcolm Nance published an article at the Small Wars Journal claiming al Qaeda is being given too much credit for the violence in Iraq. In the article, titled "Al Qaeda in Iraq--Heroes, Boogeymen or Puppets?," Nance claims al Qaeda is...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...

    11/26/2005 1:14:15 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 688+ views
    LONDON [MENL] -- Aides of deposed President Saddam Hussein, under the guise of Al Qaida fighters, have been leading the insurgency against the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Islamic sources said many of the Al Qaida-aligned cells that have appeared over the last two years stemmed from units in the Saddam military. The sources said Baathist operatives have adopted Islamic identities to exploit support among Muslims for Al Qaida. The Baathist strategy was formed during Saddam's rule, the sources said. They pointed to the "Return to Faith Campaign" directed by then-Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri, which sought to curry...
  • BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 171+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff
    'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces. The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory". The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses". Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster...
  • Five years on, Saddam's successor resurfaces (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    06/18/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 204+ views
    alJazeera Magazine ^ | 6/17/08 | Nicola Nasser
    Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. By Nicola Nasser Addouri Outlines Anti-U.S. Strategy For the first time since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in April 2003, the deputy of Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, in a lengthy interview with Abdel-Azim Manaf, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Mawqif Al-Arabi, not a mainstream, on May 26 to lay out the strategy and tactics of the Iraqi resistance led by the former ruling party, Al-Baath. Addouri's resurface and...
  • For NewsWire Distribution: CBC and Canadian Press Flunked Out in Coverage of Several Terrorist Cases

    11/04/2005 12:33:24 PM PST · by OldWNewW · 2 replies · 557+ views
    I-NewsWire.Com ^ | 2005-11-04 | SPNW NewsWire
    Terrorism and Security: Major Canadian Media Organizations Possibly a Haven for Single-Issue Activists Government policy analyst lodges request for investigation of lop-sided media coverage of two terrorism related cases. Poor journalism widespread while watchdog bodies ineffective or biased. (I-Newswire) - Literally millions of Canadians have read the newspapers or seen coverage of the cases of Muhammed Mahjoub, a suspected terrorist being held indefinitely on a secret service security certificate, and Maher Arar, also suspected of having terrorist connections. While Canadian media such as the CBC and the Canadian Press have provided ample opportunities for Maher Arar and Muhammed Mahjoub and...
  • Bomb found at Tucson Safeway Store

    08/19/2006 11:30:26 PM PDT · by silentknight · 32 replies · 2,412+ views
    KGUN ^ | 8/20/06
    Bomb Scare At Tucson Grocery Store Jenny Rose KGUN9 News An explosive situation tied up the intersection of Prince and Campbell for hours after someone found a bomb at a grocery story. Jenny Rose has the latest.
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi paper reports discovery of nuclear warheads

    07/20/2004 11:14:11 PM PDT · by propertius · 552 replies · 31,801+ views
    Al Sabah (Iraqi paper) / Wash Times ^ | 21 July, 2004 | Al Sabah
    <p>A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division...</p> <p>A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.</p>
  • The Murtha Democrats vrs. The Sunni Resistance: Who Will Surrender First?

    11/20/2005 8:48:29 AM PST · by WL-law · 13 replies · 643+ views
    self | 11-20-2005 | WL-Law
    A preposterous (and suspiciously French) convergence of events may be looming – that the Sunni resistance and the House and Senate Democrats will find themselves in a race to see who will surrender first. Consider the following evidence. A story appeared today, and was posted here on FreeRepublic (, discussing a purported opening offered by the Sunni resistance. ... SUNNI RESISTANCE PREPARED TO TALK TO U.S. BAGHDAD [MENL] 11-20-2005-- The Sunni resistance in Iraq has offered to discuss its future with the United States. But U.S. officials do not believe that the offer was genuine. Ayham Al Samarai, who said...
  • Coalition Forces continue hunt for Al Duri

    11/14/2005 4:18:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies · 283+ views ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Staff
    Coalition Forces continue the hunt for Izzat Ibrihim Al Duri, long-time Saddam Hussein associate, in spite of the latest Baath party announcement of his death. Coalition officials question the validity of the Baath party claim, and a reward of up to $10 million remains for information leading to Al-Duri’s capture or his gravesite. There have been conflicting reports regarding Al-Duri. On Nov. 12 a Baathist website reported his death, but the author of this site has made false claims in the past. Another website, also claiming to be associated with the former Baath Party, apologized for the false reporting of...
  • Coalition Questions Claims of Al-Duri's Death, Continues Search (Still Senior Ranking Fugitive)

    11/13/2005 3:52:01 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies · 290+ views
    Armed Forces Information Service ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | DOD Press Release
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2005 – Coalition forces continue the hunt for Izzat Ibrihim al-Duri, long-time Saddam Hussein associate, in spite of the latest Baath party announcement of his death, Multinational Force Iraq officials in Baghdad, Iraq, said today. Coalition officials question the validity of the Baath party claim, officials said, and a reward of up to $10 million remains for information leading to his capture or gravesite. Conflicting reports have arisen regarding al-Duri. On Nov. 12, a Baathist Web site reported his death, but the site's author has made false claims in the past, officials noted. Another Web site, also...
  • 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...
  • Saddam's former number two urges escalation of insurgency

    10/05/2005 11:24:17 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 435+ views
    AFP ^ | October 5 2005
    LONDON (AFP) - Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man Ezzat Ibrahim al-Duri called for an escalation of the deadly insurgency in Iraq Ibrahim, who has been on the run since the US-led invasion of March 2003, urged "resistance movements and the Baath party to intensify the national campaign against the occupation", according to the letter published in the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Qods Al-Arabi. US commanders suspect that Ibrahim, 63, has been the paymaster of many attacks on their troops during the insurgency that erupted after Saddam's downfall in April 2003. Ibrahim also warned against the "sectarian division of Iraq to the...
  • Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer

    12/24/2004 6:44:25 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 1,698+ views
    Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 25, 2004 | Agence France-Presse
    Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz is unwilling to testify against Saddam Hussein at a future war crimes trial, his lawyer told Agence France-Presse after a four-hour meeting with his client on Thursday at a US base near the capital. "Tariq Aziz told me that he will not take the witness stand against Saddam," said Badi Aref Izzat. The lawyer said that Aziz, who has been in US custody since his surrender in the immediate aftermath of last year's US-led invasion, had had no opportunity to see the ousted president. The 11 senior aides currently in custody were being...
  • Man believed to be Saddam's deputy in custody at last

    09/05/2004 2:26:09 PM PDT · by TexKat · 42 replies · 1,236+ views
    AD-DAWR, Iraq (AFP) - A man believed to be Saddam Hussein's most wanted henchman Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri was in Iraqi custody, the prime minister's office confirmed, following conflicting reports over whether the near-18-month hunt for the feared fugitive was over. Iraqi experts were conducting DNA tests late Sunday to establish beyond doubt that the longtime Saddam number two was finally behind bars, Prime Iyad Allawi's spokesman Taha Hussein told AFP. The announcement came after a top Iraqi national guard commander had poured scorn on reports from both subordinates and the interior ministry that Ibrahim was to be brought to justice...
  • Iraqi Nuclear Scientist Assassinated South Of Baghdad

    09/05/2004 1:27:18 PM PDT · by BP2 · 39 replies · 3,304+ views ^ | 9/5/2004 | AFP
    MAHMUDIYA, Iraq, Sept 5 (AFP) - An Iraqi nuclear scientist has been assassinated in the Sunni Muslim insurgent bastion of Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, his brother told AFP Sunday. Mohammed Toki Hussein al-Talakani, who had practised nuclear physics since 1984, was shot dead on Saturday as he was driving in Mahmudiya, Alaa Toki Hussein said. The 40-year-old scientist lived in the small town of Al-Kifl, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the capital. Another man was killed in the town on Sunday during clashes between insurgents and Iraqi forces, while a woman was also wounded, the head of the...
  • Confusion over 'arrest' of Saddam's number two

    09/05/2004 11:10:32 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 47 replies · 2,941+ views
    AFP ^ | 5 September 2004 1300 Hours CST
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AFP) - The fate of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s right-hand man Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri was shrouded in confusion, as Iraqi officials appeared to backtrack on earlier claims he had been captured
  • Leading Iraqi fugitive captured

    09/05/2004 7:28:36 AM PDT · by HowardLSmith.ô¿ô · 2 replies · 488+ views
    WWW.CNN.COM ^ | 9/5/2004 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, deputy commander of armed forces under Saddam Hussein, was captured Sunday near Tikrit by the Iraqi national guard and U.S. troops, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said. The Pentagon had no immediate confirmation. He was the highest-level Iraqi official not yet captured. Last November, the U.S. military announced a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture. The military said al-Duri was organizing many attacks by insurgents in Iraq. Al-Duri was number six on the U.S. military's list of 55 most wanted Iraqi officials, which described him as vice chairman of Saddam's Revolutionary...
  • IRAQ: U.S. Troops Arrest Relative of Al-Douri

    02/04/2004 12:07:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 231+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | : February 04, 2004 at 11:55:16 PST | CHRIS BRUMMITT AP
    U.S. Troops Arrest Relative of Al-DouriBy CHRIS BRUMMITTASSOCIATED PRESS TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops arrested a relative of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, and believe he may help in the hunt for the most senior former regime figure still at large, a U.S. officer said Wednesday. The man, who was not identified, was arrested late Tuesday in a raid in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, said Lt. Col. Steven Russell, who led the operation. Russell described the suspect as a "close relative" of al-Douri, who was the vice chairman of the Baath Party's Revolutionary Command Council and a longtime confidant of Saddam....

    01/14/2004 1:37:27 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 171+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Jan. 14, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 January 14, 2004Release Number: 04-01-39 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELATIVES OF AL-DURI CAPTURED TIKRIT, Iraq – An Iraqi citizen provided information that brought 720th Military Police Battalion soldiers to a location in Samara in the early morning of Jan. 14. The information proved correct, and soldiers captured three nephews of Izzit Ibrahim Al-Duri (Black List # 6) without incident. Another nephew was captured nearby based on information gathered from the initial capture location. The four men are suspected of providing hiding...
  • Raid Leads to Arrests of Al-Douri Relatives

    01/13/2004 10:17:47 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 93+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1/13/2004 | unknown
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Tribal sheikh close to Saddam number two arrested in northern Iraq

    12/23/2003 11:36:09 AM PST · by saquin · 12 replies · 186+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/23/03
    MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - A tribal chief with close ties to Saddam Hussein's number two, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, was arrested by US troops in Iraq's main northern city Tuesday, relatives and a member of the Iraqi security force that helped arrest him told AFP. Sheikh Ghazi Hanash, head of the influential Tayy tribe, was detained at his Mosul home along with three of his sons after an exchange of fire which left one of Hanash's bodyguards dead, said Waadallah Tewfik Hassan, a member of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps who participated in the operation. No information on the arrests was...
  • Saddam's No 2 may have surrendered to coalition forces in Iraq: Kuwait TV

    12/16/2003 4:51:25 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 91 replies · 200+ views
    Kuwati TV ^ | 16 December 2003 | AFP
    KUWAIT CITY : Saddam Hussein's fugitive number two, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, may have surrendered to US-led coalition forces in Iraq, Kuwait Television reported on Tuesday, quoting its correspondent in Baghdad. The correspondent said on air that "the information is not confirmed and is confusing." He said that according to the information, Duri had given himself up on Tuesday morning and that no more details were available. An official at Kuwait Television later told AFP that the station's correspondent was quoting Iraqi sources that had told him Duri had surrendered. Number six on the US wartime list of most wanted Iraqi...
  • US Nabs Aide to Saddam Deputy as Another American Soldier Dies in Iraq (different "al-Duri")

    12/02/2003 1:38:08 PM PST · by Shermy · 2 replies · 115+ views
    AFP ^ | December 2, 2003
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) - American forces captured the private secretary of Saddam Hussein's longtime deputy in a major operation aimed at netting the key fugitive himself, as Washington's allies fretted over troop deployments in Iraq. And at least one US soldier was killed when two bomb attacks struck military convoys north of Baghdad near the site of deadly clashes Sunday in which US troops said they killed 54 insurgents. Saad Mohammed al-Duri was captured near Hawijah, 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of here, during a day in which rumors flew that his boss, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, had been arrested or...
  • Saddam Deputy Possibly Captured or Killed (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    12/02/2003 2:40:46 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 84 replies · 380+ views
    MSNBC | 12/02/03 | Reuters
    I just saw something on MSNBC that Saddam Hussein's top deputy may have been captured or killed. Here's an older article about the search for him: ============ US launches massive search in northern Iraq for Saddam's deputy KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) - The US military launched a massive search operation around Iraq (news - web sites)'s northern oil centre overnight in its intensifying hunt for Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, a senior police official said. "It's the biggest search operation ever launched around here," the official in Kirkuk told AFP, asking not be identified. "They're searching...
  • Wife & Daughter of Saddams 2nd (Al Duri) ARRESTED!!!

    11/26/2003 10:07:40 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 18 replies · 712+ views
    Yahoo News
    US forces capture wife of wanted former top Iraqi leader Wed Nov 26, 6:19 AM ET TIKRIT, Iraq (AFP) - US forces have captured a wife and daughter of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, former number two to Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and who US officials believe has been masterminding anti-coalition attacks. AFP/File Photo The two, as well as the son of Duri's physician, were captured Tuesday in Samarra, north of Baghdad, said Colonel Bill MacDonald, spokesman for the US 4th Infantry Division. "Task Force Ironhorse soldiers received information indicating that the wife and supporters of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri were...
  • Coalition offers 10 million dollars for capture of Saddam's number two

    11/19/2003 7:45:50 AM PST · by ds03 · 3 replies · 233+ views
    ProLog ^ | 11/19/03 | AFP
    BAGHDAD, Nov 19 (AFP) - The US-led coalition published Wednesday a wanted poster for Saddam Hussein's number two -- Izzat Ibrahim -- and offering a 10-million-dollar reward for his capture. "Information leading to the capture of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri is worth up to 10 million dollars," says the black poster carrying his photograph saluting in military uniform. The 61-year-old former vice-president of Iraq's once all-powerful Revolution Command Council and long-time Saddam ally is suspected of coordinating attacks on coalition forces and masterminding an unholy alliance between Islamic militants and Baath party loyalists. "Report any information to coalition authorities. Apprehending former...
  • US offers $10 mln reward for Saddam lieutenant

    11/19/2003 8:55:05 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 142+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/03
    BAGHDAD, Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Wednesday offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture or killing of Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the most wanted man in Iraq after deposed dictator Saddam Hussein. Ibrahim, one of Saddam's top lieutenants before the war and number six on the U.S. military's 55-strong most-wanted list, is accused of being behind several recent attacks on U.S. soldiers. "This week we will be launching a public information campaign across Iraq to promote the $10 million reward for information leading to his capture or killing," Dan Senor, a spokesman for the U.S.-led...

    11/17/2003 10:03:47 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 36 replies · 117+ views
    Sky News ^ | 11/17/03
    The US Army claims to have evidence that Saddam Hussein's deputy, Izzat Ibrahim, is behind some of the recent attacks on Coalition forces inside Iraq. It comes as the US military confirmed that two soldiers had been killed in attacks north of Baghdad. In relation to Ibrahim, Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said: "We are getting more intelligence that suggests he was directly implicated in the killing of some Coalition soldiers." More to follow...
  • Saddam's alleged go-between with Muslim militants a longtime Islamizer

    10/30/2003 5:16:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies · 127+ views
    BAGHDAD, Oct 30 (AFP) - Former Iraqi number two Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, accused by Washington of masterminding an unholy alliance between Saddam Hussein loyalists and Islamic militants, was the prime mover behind the ousted regime's adoption of Islamist rhetoric through the 1990s. A religious conservative regularly filmed worshipping at Baghdad's main mosques during his years in power, Ibrahim oversaw the Baath party's abandonment of its secular principles in the years after the 1991 Gulf war in favour of the language of anti-US fundamentalism. Special prayer rooms were kept for him at two of the capital's largest Sunni mosques -- the...