Thursday, April 24, 2008

Izzat Izzat?

Iraqi security claim to have captured and turned over to the US a notorious henchman of Saddam. The American military denies that they have Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri in custody.

From the Telegraph:
A man resembling Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the vice-chairman of Saddam's Ba'ath party and the King of Clubs on America's "deck of cards" most-wanted list, was said to have been taken into custody by Iraqi forces.

Al-Arabiya television said that the man was caught in Hamrin between the provinces of Salaheddin and Kirkuk and was moved to Baghdad where he was said to have been handed over to US forces. DNA tests are being conducted to confirm his identity, the report added.

Duri tops the Iraqi government's current list of most-wanted fugitives.
We've heard overwrought reports before. Al-Duri's partners in evil, skulking in Syria, claim that he's fine, just fine. Time will tell.