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Top Aide To Saddam Hussein Reportedly Dies


http://gdb.rferl.org/A88BA507-22F1-4FE2-926F-5E3DB80D0050_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/A88BA507-22F1-4FE2-926F-5E3DB80D0050_mw800_mh600.jpg Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri (file photo) (AFP) 11 November 2005 -- Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein, reportedly died today.

According to a statement posted on the Internet by Iraq's ousted Ba ' ath Party command, al-Duri died early this morning.

Duri was one of Saddam Hussein's most feared advis e rs and was the most senior member of the former regime still at large.

He was suspected of helping the insurgency in Iraq.

The U.S. was offering a $ 10 million reward for information leading to his capture.

There has been no independent confirmation of al-Duri's death.

(AFP/Reuters)
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