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Iraq: U.S. Forces Capture Two More Of Former Regime's Most Wanted

Baghdad, 9 July 2003 (RFE/RL) -- The U.S. Central Command says two more former senior Iraqi officials from its 55 most-wanted list are in U.S. custody. A Central Command statement released today said Mizban Khadr al-Hadi, a high-ranking member of the Ba'ath Party and Regional Command and Revolutionary Council, surrendered in Baghdad yesterday. He was 23rd on the most-wanted list.

The statement continued that Mahmud Dhiyab al-Ahmad, former interior minister and 29th on the list, was also apprehended by coalition forces, but did not say where.

With these two arrests, U.S. forces now have 34 of the 55 people on the list of most-wanted former Iraqi officials.

Early today, U.S. forces based in Al-Fallujah, 60 kilometers west of Baghdad, came under rocket attack but suffered no casualties.