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Sunday, September 05, 2004

IRAQ: Saddam's No. 2 Arrested

MSNBC News: BAGHDAD - Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested a man believed to be Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted Saddam Hussein aide still on the run, in a bloody raid in which 70 of his supporters were killed and 80 were captured, Iraqi officials said on Sunday.

He said Arabs from outside Iraq had been among the people protecting the man, who was suffering from leukemia. “He’s in a very deteriorated state of health,” he said.