Skip to comments.Iraqi Forces Capture Late Saddam Hussein's Senior Aide
Posted on 07/09/2015 1:07:11 AM PDT by piasa
Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday said that the Iraqi security forces captured a leading figure in Saddam Husseins 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 arrested on Friday in south of the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, a police source said on condition of anonymity.
Al-Sadoun held several important positions in Saddams Baath party, including being a member of national leadership of Baath party.
He was also the head of the partys branches in southern Iraq and in the countrys eastern province of Diyala.
He was wanted for crimes against humanity and accused of supervising the killing of hundreds of people.
The killing allegedly took place during an uprising by Shiites in the south in 1991 at the end of the Gulf War, during which US forces ended Iraqs invasion of Kuwait.
Al-Sadoun is also accused of recruiting and financing foreign terrorists in eastern and central Iraq.
He is also believed to be responsible for attacks against Iraqi civilians and police in the Iraqi cities of Nasiriya and Basra in the south, and in Diyala as well.
The Iraqi government and the US military frequently blamed remnants of the former regime and foreign militants, for much of the insurgent violence that erupted in the country after the US-led invasion in 2003.
They also blame them for the insurgency that followed US pullout from Iraq 2011.
one of the 52 in the ‘most wanted’ deck?
[snip] ...A senior intelligence officer said Saadun was arrested on Thursday without resistance in the northern province of Kirkuk following an operation that lasted more than a year.
Saadun held various senior positions in Saddams Baath party, and the US military had previously said he was wanted for crimes against humanity committed during the suppression of a 1999 Shiite uprising.
He was the five of diamonds in the US military deck of cards picturing the most-wanted officials from Saddams regime.
Izzat Ibrahim Al-Duri, the most senior Baathist still at large, was said to have been killed earlier this year, but Iraq later admitted it lacked the necessary DNA results to confirm his identity....[/snip]
Five of diamonds, possibly. Although there he is named Abd al-Ba Qiabd al-Karim Abdallah al-Sadun. Ba’ath party regional command chairman for Diyala district.
How about capturing the Muslim brotherhood terrorist intelligence officer Huma Abedin?
Easy to locate, just look for the traitor Hillary Clinton.
Ansar al Islam commander Abu Wael’s wife is Izzat al-Douri’s cousin, BTW.
Ansar al Islam, Krekar’s group, merged into Zarqawi’s al Tawhid group and became al Qaeda in the Land Between the Rivers when Zarqawi formally swore bayat to bin Laden; then they were joined by General al Dhouri and son and his Baathist insurgent followers who swore bayat to Zarqawi to become Al Qaeda in Iraq...which after the surge was largely driven into Syria, from which, after Obama was elected and pulled out most of our troops, rebounded and poured into Iraq under the name of ISIL/ISIS/Daesh...
Repeat after me... there is no connection between Saddam and al Qaeda...there is no connection...