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Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Posted by Jake
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage

Izzat Ibrahim, right-hand man to Saddam Hussein and the next most wanted Iraqi leader, has been killed or captured in a U.S. raid near the city of Kirkuk, Iraqi Governing Council sources said on Tuesday.

'There was a major action against a highly suspicious objective last night in Kirkuk and it is very possible that Izzat Ibrahim has been captured or killed,' said one member of the Council, Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, adding he had been in contact with U.S. forces.

Another high-level source in the U.S.-appointed Council said he had been informed that Ibrahim had been captured in the raid.


UPDATE: Earlier stories incorrect. We didn't get him.


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