Top Saddam regime fugitive Ibrahim arrested

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05 / 09 / 2004 BAGHDAD (AFP) — Saddam Hussein's former deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, who was the most wanted official from the former regime, has been arrested on the outskirts of Tikrit, an Iraqi defence ministry official said.


"Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri was arrested on the outskirts of Tikrit," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The capture was announced after police in Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, said Saturday that US forces had new leads in their hunt for the former vice-president.

A police officer had told AFP the search had focused on neighbourhoods east of Tikrit following information Ibrahim recently had a blood transfusion in a local clinic.

Ibrahim is ranked number six in the deck of cards of most wanted officials issued after last year's US-led invasion of Iraq .

The US military placed a bounty of 10 million dollars on his head last year, accusing him of financing insurgent groups.



Source: AFP









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