Iraq Says Ibrahim al Douri Captured

Iraqi officials report that Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, a top aide to Saddam, has been captured:

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 in which 70 of his supporters were killed and 80 were captured, Iraqi officials said on Sunday.
Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, 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 captured in Tikrit, Saddam's former powerbase north of Baghdad, the Defense Ministry said.

Our ever-forthcoming military responds:

The U.S. military said Ibrahim was not in its custody, and it had no information on whether he was being held by Iraqis.

DNA testing is underway. How much of a current threat is Ibrahim? Apparently, not much.

Iraq's defense ministry said on Sunday that Ibrahim, Saddam's number two for decades and now seriously ill with leukemia, was captured in a Tikrit clinic not far from his home village al-Dour, where Saddam was caught in December.

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