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Iraqi Ministry: Tests Show Captive Is Not Al-Douri

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.