Skip to comments.Saddam Hussein aide, insurgent leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri reported killed in Iraq: Iraqi governor
Posted on 04/17/2015 8:02:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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 which has taken swathes of Syria and Iraq.
"For sure this will have an impact on them ... There will be a break among them," he said.
Baghdad has mounted an offensive against Islamic State and former Baathists once loyal to Saddam Hussein to retake territory in Iraq's Sunni heartland captured by jihadists last summer. Al-Douri was believed to be a key figure in that insurgency.
While Baghdad has announced al-Douri's death several times before, this time photos were circulating showing a man with similar features and red hair like al-Douri's. DNA from the body will be tested to confirm it is him, al-Jubouri.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
His dead body photo is all over the twitter feed I go to each morning.
So it sounds like he was neutralized by the Shiites. Am I happy or blue?
Izzy’s been declared dead several times before.
RE: So it sounds like he was neutralized by the Shiites. Am I happy or blue?
How do you prefer to die? To have your head chopped off or to be burned?
I’ve wondered over the years whatever happened to old Red. He was one of our top targets for awhile in 2003/04.
Number two in the playing card deck.
Ibrahim, Izzat you?.....................
They’re playing it up like he was a mastermind of ISIS. I’m finding that a little hard to swallow, actually. Perhaps I underestimated the man.
An Iraqi Ginger?
Let them kill each other off. So we don’t have to.
Yep. Amazing powers of survival, considering.
Guess He Didn't Blow Up Real Good if they found a body.
Thank you...the redhead.
Yes he has where do you get your 'facts?
BBC Nov 13, 2005 - One of Saddam Hussein's most trusted aides, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, died of cancer, Iraq's ex-ruling party says.
Death of Hussein Aide Is Confirmed - New York Times www.nytimes.com/2005/11/13/.../13iraq.html?...all The New York Times
Nov 13, 2005 - 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 Deputy Possibly Captured or Killed (Izzat Ibrahim ...
The Assassin - Page 98 - Google Books Result https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0786022736 Andrew Britton - 2008 - Fiction ... for he knew that this man, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former vice president of Iraq, ... who was believed to be in his mid-sixties, had died of leukemia in November ...
And all of those stories subsequently went silent.
He’s never been declared dead by the US military.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.