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WAR: Former Saddam Aide Captured.

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posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 08:51 AM
A cousin of Saddam Hussein has been arrested, interim P.M. Iyad Allawi announced today. Izzeddine al-Majid al-Tikriti, was arrested last week but details were once again suppressed due to security reasons. This arrest is in addition to the killing of Hassan Ibrahim Farhan, and capture of two of Farhan' aides.
Majid was accused by US authorities in July of funding and arming the anti-American insurgency in Iraq, a charge he denied.

Majid, a former officer in Saddam's elite Republican Guard, is believed to have fled to Jordan in 1995 along with his family and his brother-in-law, Hussein Kamel, a general and son-in-law of Saddam.

He added that an alleged senior figure among the foreign-inspired Islamists who are believed to be making common cause in an anti-American insurgency with secular former Saddam loyalists had also been caught.

"In addition to the members of the former regime, there are terrorist elements that came from abroad," Mr Allawi said.

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There is a lot of information coming out of the Middle-East at the moment. There is obviously an increase of coalition activity to secure Iraq prior to the upcoming elections, and if these reports are correct i wonder why this didn't happen earlier.

posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 10:02 AM
This tikriti tribe that saddam belongs to is certainly going to be the big losers in all of this.

I have to wonder why Tikrit hasn't been invested like Falluja? Are the Tikriters not as invloved in the actual operations of the insurrection?

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