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  • IRAQ: US army denies capture of Saddam's No. 2 - (Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri)

    04/24/2008 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Gulf News ^ | April 24, 2008, 10:15 | Agencies
    Ezzat Ebrahim Al Douri served as vice president during Saddam Hussain's regime.Baghdad: The US military in Baghdad on Thursday denied that Ezzat Ebrahim Al Douri, Saddam Hussain's former vice president, had been arrested in Salaheddin.Iraqi army officers also denied the report, although Iraq's national security adviser Muwaffaq Al Rubaie said the army had arrested a group of terrorists and will conduct DNA tests."We can say at this stage that he is not under arrest for the coalition forces and we do not have any reports about the arrest by Iraqi security forces," the US military said in a statement.Al Douri...
  • 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...
  • 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: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2007/10/al_douri_forms_natio.php 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Al Douri (Saddam's number 2) Captured [FALSE, Douri's deputy captured]

    04/12/2006 8:30:12 AM PDT · by cll · 59 replies · 2,026+ views
    Stand By | 4/12/2006 | Stand By
    Just popped in a local news source. Will look for links.
  • Saddam's No. 2 Seeks Help for Insurgency

    03/27/2006 8:14:55 AM PST · by Valin · 11 replies · 432+ views
    AP ^ | 3/27/06
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, AP - Saddam Hussein's chief deputy, who has eluded capture since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq three years ago, purportedly called for Arab leaders to back Iraq's Sunni-backed insurgency, in an audiotape broadcast Monday. The tape, which Al-Jazeera television said was made by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, appeared to be an address to the Arab League summit in Khartoum, Sudan, this week. The voice on the tape said Iraq's Sunni-led insurgency was "the sole legitimate representative of the Iraqi people." It was impossible to determine the tape's authenticity. Al-Douri was sixth on the U.S. deck of cards that enumerated...
  • Saddam's No. 2 Seeks Help for Insurgency

    03/27/2006 3:17:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies · 267+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 27, 2006 | Mariam Fam
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein's chief deputy, who has eluded capture since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq three years ago, purportedly called for Arab leaders to back Iraq's Sunni-backed insurgency, in an audiotape broadcast Monday. The tape, which Al-Jazeera television said was made by Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, appeared to be an address to the Arab League summit in Khartoum, Sudan, this week. The voice on the tape said Iraq's Sunni-led insurgency was "the sole legitimate representative of the Iraqi people." It was impossible to determine the tape's authenticity. Al-Douri was sixth on the U.S. deck of cards that enumerated the...
  • Saddam's Nephew Finds Sanctuary In Syria

    05/17/2003 5:28:46 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 430+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-18-2003 | Con Coughlin
    Saddam's nephew finds sanctuary in Syria By Con Coughlin in Baghdad (Filed: 18/05/2003) A leading member of Saddam Hussein's family has been discovered living in Damascus under the protection of the Syrian government after fleeing Iraq last week, The Telegraph can reveal. Fatiq al-Majid, one of Saddam's nephews, entered Syria last Monday after leaving Iraq at the al-Rabie'a checkpoint, which is under the control of American troops. Majid was given a Syrian visa and made his way to Damascus, where he is now living in exile. Majid confirmed his presence in Damascus when contacted by telephone by The Telegraph last...
  • SADDAM AIDES LEAD INSURGENCY AS ISLAMISTS

    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...
  • Coalition Forces continue hunt for Al Duri

    11/14/2005 4:18:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies · 283+ views
    BlackAnthem.com ^ | 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...
  • Reports of Saddam aide's death could be a ruse

    11/13/2005 6:28:43 AM PST · by ncountylee · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | 13 Nov 2005 | Paul Tait
    BAGHDAD, Nov 13 (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces in Iraq are treating with caution reports that Saddam Hussein's deputy has died because it could be a tactic to mislead those still hunting for him, the U.S. military said on Sunday. Conflicting reports continue to circulate about whether Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most senior member of Saddam's deposed government still at large, is alive or dead. "How much of this is pure propaganda to say he is dead is hard to know," said U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Steven Boylan. "He's an important figure for us to know whether he's alive or...
  • Key Saddam aide 'died of cancer'

    11/13/2005 10:15:34 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 880+ views
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, 13 November 2005
    One of Saddam Hussein's closest aides, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, died of cancer, a website run by members of Iraq's former ruling Baath party says. His death was first announced by the Baath party on Friday, but no details were given then. He had leukaemia. 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. The BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad says the Americans regarded Douri as their most wanted man, after...
  • 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
    news.com.au ^ | 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 · 161 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.
  • US One Step Behind 'Iraqi Phantom' (Al-Douri)

    10/27/2005 6:39:03 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 714+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-28-2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    US one step behind 'Iraqi phantom' By Adrian Blomfield in Dour (Filed: 28/10/2005) Some senior Iraqi officers call him a phantom. In certain western coalition circles, he is known as Macavity, the mystery Ba'athist. Six times in the last 10 months, US forces say they have come tantalisingly close to catching Izzat al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and the second-most wanted fugitive in Iraq. Izzat al-Douri, Saddam's former right-hand man But each time he has managed to slip away, though on some occasions the Americans claim to have been so close that they found the dinner still on his...
  • The Salafization of the Iraq Conflict

    10/19/2005 8:07:53 AM PDT · by Wiz · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 2005 Oct 18 | Stephen Ulph
    An interesting note posted on a jihadi web forum complements a recent analysis by U.S. Maj. Gen. Richard Zahner on the course of the insurgency in Iraq. In an interview published by The Washington Post on September 28, leading military intelligence officer Gen. Zahner neatly defined the events in Iraq as "an insurgency hijacked by a terrorist campaign." In Zahner's view, which marks a shift in perception by the U.S. military command, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq group has supplanted Iraqis loyal to the deposed president Saddam Hussein as the insurgency's "driving element." Instead, the Saddam Hussein loyalists (former...
  • Susan Lindauer's Mission to Baghdad ["spy" story -- long, strange]

    08/29/2004 12:38:16 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 16 replies · 2,596+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | August 29, 2004 | DAVID SAMUELS
    In the morning of March 11, 2004, Susan Lindauer woke to find five F.B.I. agents at her front door. After reading her her rights, the agents took Lindauer from her home in Takoma Park, Md., to the F.B.I. field office in Baltimore, where she was charged with having acted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and otherwise having elevated the interests of a foreign country above her allegiance to the United States. ''The only visible sign of stress is that I'm chain-smoking,'' she said when I met with her recently. Forty-one and free on bail, she wore...
  • The Al-Douri Factor

    07/21/2005 8:27:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/20/2005 | Dan Darling
    The Al-Douri Factor How one of Saddam's closest Baath party aides came to be an ally of militant Islamists. by Dan Darling 07/20/2005 12:00:00 AM AT FIRST GLANCE, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri does not appear to be the most likely candidate to serve as an ally of militant Islamists. The former vice chairman of the Iraqi Baath Party's Revolutionary Command Council, al-Douri was the only member of Saddam's inner circle not in Baghdad when the city fell, having had the luck or foresight to set up his headquarters in the northern city of Mosul. One of the earliest members of the...
  • Iraq Says Saddam Confidant Losing Influence (Ibrahim al-Douri sick)

    06/20/2005 1:43:13 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 14 replies · 717+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2005 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A fugitive confidant of Saddam Hussein who is now believed to be an insurgent leader is sick and losing influence among leaders of the outlawed Baath party, the Iraqi government said Monday. The government's statement said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri nonetheless retained his ability to "recruit terrorists and finance terrorist attacks with money he stole from Iraq and transferred to Syria during the rule of the tyrant Saddam." It did not say what the red-haired al-Douri was sick with, or explain how it knew about his health. Al-Douri is thought to be in his late 60s and little...
  • Iraq: Former PM Reveals Secret Service Data on Birth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Great News)

    05/23/2005 7:15:19 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 127 replies · 7,652+ views
    Baghdad, 23 May - 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 Ibrahim...
  • Islamic Summit Rocked as Iraq Slams Kuwait:"Shut up you ... (U.S.) agent, you monkey. ..."

    03/05/2003 3:17:40 PM PST · by demlosers · 23 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2003; 12:18 PM | By Ghaida Ghantous
    DOHA, Qatar (Reuters) - Bitter enmity between Iraq and Kuwait erupted in a vitriolic name-calling match on Wednesday at an Islamic summit meant to unite the voices of the world's one billion Muslims against war. In a clash caught on live television before the Qatar state broadcaster shut down transmission, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's top aide Izzat Ibrahim departed from his text to zero in on the Kuwaitis sitting across the conference chamber. "Shut up you minion, you (U.S.) agent, you monkey. You are addressing Iraq," Ibrahim said. "You are insolent. You are a traitor to the Islamic nation," he...
  • Tests Show Man in Custody Not Al-Douri-("geesh")

    09/06/2004 5:22:54 AM PDT · by Flavius · 12 replies · 491+ views
    ap ^ | 9.6.04 | DANICA KIRKA
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Medical tests have shown that a man being held in Iraqi custody is not former president Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Interior Ministry spokesman Sabah Kadhim said Monday. Photo AP Photo AFP Photo AFP Slideshow Slideshow: Iraq AP Video Blast Outside Base; Militants Seek Edict in Iraq (AP Video) Special Coverages Latest headlines: · Six US marines killed in Iraq bomb attack AFP - 3 minutes ago · Iraq Government Retracts Claim Top Saddam Aide Held Reuters - 4 minutes ago · Blast in Iraq's Falluja Kills Seven U.S. Marines Reuters -...
  • Tests show Saddam's No. 2 not in custody

    09/06/2004 6:26:32 AM PDT · by The Raven · 15 replies · 622+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5921663/ ^ | 8:21 a.m. ET Sept. 6, 2004 | The Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Medical tests have shown that a man being held in Iraqi custody is not former president Saddam Hussein's deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Interior Ministry spokesman Sabah Kadhim said Monday.
  • Former Saddam Deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri Arrested in Iraq (Not confirmed)

    09/06/2004 2:08:02 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 25 replies · 827+ views
    Former Saddam Deputy Arrested in Iraq 02:12 AM EST - September 06, 2004 The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi authorities claimed on Sunday to have captured Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted member of Saddam Hussein's ousted dictatorship, but there was confusion over the report, as the Iraqi defense minister said word of his arrest was "baseless."There have been incorrect reports of al-Douri's arrest in the past as U.S. and Iraqi forces hunt for the man who was once one of Saddam's most senior deputies. Sunday's report centered on a raid near al-Douri's hometown of Adwar, north of Baghdad.Iraq's top...
  • Iraq officials mistaken on capture of fugitive (al-Douri)

    09/06/2004 12:06:32 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 1,382+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 6, 2004 | T. Christian Miller
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi officials thought they had the king of clubs. On Sunday morning, the Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman announced the capture of one of Iraq's most wanted men, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a trusted confidant of Saddam Hussein and the highest-ranking regime official to remain free. In detail, the spokesman told a U.S.-funded television station here how U.S. and Iraqi forces had stormed a medical clinic in the northern city of Tikrit where the feeble al-Douri was receiving treatment for leukemia. By midafternoon, officials from no less than four Iraqi ministries -- including two ministers and a ranking officer...
  • Reports on Ibrahim Capture Baseless-Iraq Minister

    09/05/2004 2:06:27 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 5, 2004
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraq's Defense Minister Hazim al-Shalaan said on Sunday reports on the capture of Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the most wanted Saddam Hussein aide, were baseless. "We don't have any information regarding this issue. What has been said of a statement by the Defense Ministry is baseless," he told Lebanon's LBC television channel.The Defense Ministry in Baghdad had said Ibrahim, who was sixth on a U.S. list of the 55 most wanted members of Saddam's administration and had a $10 million price on his head, was arrested in Tikrit, Saddam's former powerbase north of Baghdad.
  • Iraqi Govt. Says Captures Saddam's Most-Wanted Aide

    09/05/2004 7:01:04 AM PDT · by Flavius · 9 replies · 687+ views
    reuters ^ | Sun Sep 5, 2004 09:20 AM ET | By Waleed Ibrahim and Tom Perry
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested a man believed to be the most-wanted Saddam Hussein aide still on the run in a bloody raid on Sunday in which 70 of his supporters were killed and 80 captured, the government said. The defense ministry said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri -- who was sixth on the U.S. list of the 55 most-wanted members of Saddam's regime and had a $10 million price on his head -- was captured in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown and powerbase north of Baghdad. The top five on the list, including Saddam, his sons Uday and Qusay, and...
  • 70 Killed During Capture Of 'Saddam's Aide' (Al-Douri)

    09/05/2004 9:44:00 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,584+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-5-2004 | Waleed Ibrahim/Tom Perry
    70 killed during capture of 'Saddam's aide' September 05 2004 at 04:02PM By Waleed Ibrahim and Tom Perry Baghdad - Iraqi and US forces arrested a man believed to be the most-wanted Saddam Hussein aide still on the run in a bloody raid on Sunday in which 70 of his supporters were killed and 80 captured, the government said. The defence ministry said Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri - who was sixth on the US list of the 55 most-wanted members of Saddam's regime and had a $10-million price on his head - was captured in Tikrit, Saddam's hometown and powerbase north...
  • 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
    On MSNBC now.
  • You monkey, you minion shut up and sit down

    03/05/2003 3:34:27 PM PST · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 423+ views
    The Times ^ | March 6, 2003 | David Charter
    IT WAS supposed to be a show of Muslim unity to convince Western leaders to hold back from a war. Representatives of 54 Islamic countries representing a billion people gathered in the Gulf state of Qatar for a stage-managed plea for peace, but they left last night with their divisions laid bare. A bitter exchange of insults between the Iraqis and Kuwaitis was followed by a frank admission from the host nation that Arab states needed to be more honest with their people about the Gulf crisis — especially those, such as Qatar, that are hosting American forces. The extraordinary...
  • Al Doury-Saddams right hand man may have been captured! (Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri)

    09/04/2004 6:22:41 PM PDT · by bubman · 84 replies · 5,253+ views
    http://hammorabi.blogspot.com/ ^ | 09/04/04 | Hamurabi
    Alert! There are very strong indications that Eizat Aldori the deputy of Saddam has been arrested near Tikrit! After his arrest by the Iraqi Police and the US forces, 150 members of his guards tried to free him but most of them either killed or escaped. More details later! Congratulations for the victims of Abo-Al-Thaleg!
  • Saddam Scoffs at Charges of War Crimes: "I am President!"

    07/01/2004 9:27:14 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 63 replies · 410+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: "This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal." Dressed in a charcoal-colored, pinstriped suit jacket, Saddam - whose day in court was shown on TV in the Arab world and beyond - looked thinner and better groomed than on Dec. 13, the day U.S. troops pulled him from a hole near Tikrit. Unaccompanied by a lawyer, he was...
  • Al-Douri Relatives arrested.

    01/14/2004 6:26:10 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 9 replies · 91+ views
    Foxnews has been reporting all morning that close relatives of Al Ibrahim Al Douri have been arrested in Iraq. We're getting closer to nabbing him! Dean win the South? I don't think so!!!!
  • Brig. Gen Mark Kimmitt and Dan Senor CJTF7 and Coalition Provisional Authority Update

    02/24/2004 6:40:35 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 350+ views
    CJTF 7 ^ | Feb. 24, 2004 | Brig. Gen Mark Kimmitt and Dan Senor
       Brig. Gen Mark Kimmitt and Dan SenorCJTF7 and Coalition Provisional Authority Update24 February, 2004 Presenter:  Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Deputy Director of Operation, CJTF-7,Dan Senor, Senior Advisor to Coalition Provisional Authority MR. SENOR: Good afternoon. I have a few announcements to make and then General Kimmitt has an opening statement, after which we will be happy to take your questions. A few administrative items. Tomorrow at 11:30 and then at noon there will be a roundtable for the press at the Ministry of Health, the Iraqi Ministry of Health, at which Dr. Khudair Abbas, who is the Iraqi...
  • In Baqouba, Former Fedayeen Security Chief Detained by U.S. Military

    02/24/2004 5:23:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | 2-24-04
    In Baqouba, Former Fedayeen Security Chief Detained by U.S. Military By Matt Moore / Associated Press Writer FEB. 24, 2004 TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - A former Baath Party security chief suspected of financing anti-U.S. activities and working with top fugitive Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was detained by U.S. soldiers, the military reported Tuesday. Khatan al-Anber was apprehended late Monday night during a raid by 4th Infantry Division forces in Baqouba, Maj. Josslyn Aberle said. Al-Anber, the former security chief of Diyala province, is suspected of financing a terrorist cell in the city. Aberle said al-Anber had been providing logistics for al-Douri,...
  • U.S. Forces Capture Six 'Closely Tied' to Saddam

    02/06/2004 5:27:54 AM PST · by Coop · 25 replies · 176+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/6/04 | Unknown
    <p>TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — U.S. forces on Friday captured six people "closely tied" to Saddam Hussein and his regime for suspected anti-coalition activities including attacks on helicopters, a U.S. commander said.</p> <p>In Fallujah, meanwhile, residents said Friday that two men suspected of having been informants for the Americans were slain by insurgents. The killings, which occurred late Thursday and early Friday, followed warnings in pamphlets circulated in the area west of Baghdad warning Iraqis against cooperating with the occupation force.</p>
  • 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....
  • Insurgent financiers held(Hunting for Al-Douri)

    01/11/2004 2:48:02 PM PST · by Dog · 7 replies · 131+ views
    News24 ^ | Jan 11 2004 | NA
    Insurgent financiers held 11/01/2004 17:43 - (SA) Baghdad - US soldiers arrested four men in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday accused of working for the top fugitive in Iraq as rebel paymasters. The four were paying insurgents to attack US troops on behalf of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, one of Saddam Hussein's former chief lieutenants and an apparent financier of the anti-US guerrilla war, said Major Trey Cate, spokesperson for the US Army's 101st Airborne Division. The US-led occupation administration of Iraq has issued a $10m reward for al-Douri, who has taken the spot as the most wanted man...
  • 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...
  • Report: Papers Link Saddam to al-Douri

    12/16/2003 4:03:39 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 5 replies · 165+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    <p>WASHINGTON — Secret papers found in Saddam Hussein's (search) hiding place reveal that he had regular contact with the leader of the terrorists who oppose the U.S. presence in Iraq, military officials told The Post.</p> <p>The papers prove Saddam communicated with Izzat Ibrahim al Douri (search), his former deputy in the Ba'ath Party - the political organization behind his reign of terror.</p>
  • [Saddam]Documents Show Saddam's Ties to Resistance

    12/16/2003 8:11:47 AM PST · by TomGuy · 49 replies · 322+ views
    Fox News Cable/Reuters ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | Bret Baier, reporting
    <p>The U.S. military found a treasure trove of documents on Saddam Hussein when he was captured -- some of which could prove that he had been commanding and financing guerrilla attacks against the coalition, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Earlier Tuesday, there were unconfirmed reports that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (search), No. 6 on the U.S. military's 55 Most Wanted (search) list, had turned himself in. But Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told a morning news program that the report was unfounded.</p>
  • Iraqi insurgency leader Surrenders (Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri) UNCONFIRMED

    12/16/2003 7:42:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 57 replies · 175+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 12/17/03 (Australian Time)
    THE reputed head of the Iraqi insurgency surrendered to US forces at dawn yesterday, Al-Arabiya television reported last night. The reported surrender of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking member of the former regime still at large, follows the arrest at the weekend of two leaders of the insurgency along with Saddam Hussein. Anti-US raids continued last night in Iraq, with two US soldiers severely wounded in an ambush in Hussein's home town of Tikrit. The injured troops, one with head wounds, were rushed on stretchers to a US Army 4th Infantry Division base for treatment. The latest attack on...
  • US closing in on Saddam man(al-Douri update)

    12/06/2003 10:32:38 AM PST · by Dog · 2 replies · 169+ views
    News24 ^ | Dec 6,2003 | NA
    US closing in on Saddam man 06/12/2003 17:04 - (SA) Baghdad - US troops acting on a tip about one of the wives of Saddam Hussein's fugitive number two Izzat Ibrahim on Saturday detained the brother of a security guard from Ibrahim's office. The detention was the latest step in a massive country-wide manhunt for Ibrahim, who has a $10m bounty on his head. Troops took away the man, whose name was not immediately available, after they raided a house in southeast Baghdad on Saturday afternoon. "The other brother, who is not here, worked as security in the office that...
  • Aide to Saddam's number two detained(Update II)

    12/02/2003 2:19:00 PM PST · by Dog · 108 replies · 153+ views
    Aide to Saddam's number two detained December 3, 2003 - 8:42AM US troops detained the private secretary of Saddam Hussein's fugitive number two, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, during a massive sweep in the Iraqi town of Hawijah today, police chief Awad al-Obeidi told AFP. "Saad Mohammed al-Duri was arrested in a house in the Hawijah area, where he was hiding," Obeidi said in Iraq's northern oil capital by telephone. Kirkuk's police chief, General Turhan Yusef, said $US40,000 ($55,134) was found in the man's possession, which was "suspected of being used to finance attacks on the US-led coalition". The police general said...