Sunday, April 19, 2015

Izzat al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, 'killed in shoot-out'

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Tim Nolan said...

He was known as the King of Clubs in the U.S. military's card deck of most-wanted Iraqis.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has been killed, according to the governor of Iraq's Salahuddin Province.

Al-Douri, the last of former leader Saddam Hussein's henchmen still at large in Iraq, is said to have died during a shootout in the Hamrin Mountain range. It lies around 54 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital Tikrit, which was Saddam Hussein's native town.

"Iraqi state television channel, Al Arabi…