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Iraqi Ministry: Tests Show Captive Is Not Al-Douri


http://gdb.rferl.org/A0538564-3D06-4721-B70C-0C591EADAE56_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/A0538564-3D06-4721-B70C-0C591EADAE56_mw800_mh600.jpg 6 September 2004 -- Iraq says that medical tests conducted on a arrested man have proven he is not Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking former Iraqi government official still at large.

There were conflicting statements yesterday about whether the suspect was al-Douri. But the Iraqi Interior Ministry today released a statement saying quote "appropriate medical tests" showed the suspect was not al-Douri, but was somebody related to him who is also wanted by the state.

Al-Douri was a top aide to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and was number six on a U.S. military list of most-wanted Iraqi fugitives.

(Reuters/AP)
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