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fredag 17 april 2015

Saddam’s ex-deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed in Iraq

Saddam’s ex-deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed in Iraq.

SALAHADDIN, — Fugitive ex-Baath Party official, General of the Naqshbandi Army, the man pictured on the King of Clubs in the infamous US deck of most-wanted Iraqis cards, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was killed on Friday in clashes in Hamreen, Iraqi media say.
Governor of Salahaddin Province, Raed al-Jubouri confirmed Douri’s death, saying the former general was killed in fighting that broke out between Iraqi security forces and Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) against Islamic State militants in al-Alaas, east of Tikrit, NRT reported.
According to provincial official told Rudaw, that the Izzat Ibrahim has died along with eight other suicide bombers.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, an ex-general in the Iraqi Army and the successor to Saddam Hussein as leader of the Baath Party, detonated himself on Friday in an attack on Iraqi forces in the liberated city of Tikrit, said Jassim Jabara, head of the Salahaddin province security committee.
Douri, believed to be 72 years old, assisted in the 1968 coup that brought Saddam Hussein to power. He was the most senior Baathist leader to evade capture by US forces, which put a $10 million bounty on his head.
Douri has lived as a fugitive for years but has been rumored to be the mastermind of violent attacks across Iraq.
He was once deputy to Saddam Hussein, who was ousted when US forces invaded Iraq in 2003 and executed in 2006.
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