Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi exile who helped spur U.S. invasion, dies of heart attack

November 3, 2015 11:50 AM

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Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi exile who helped spur U.S. invasion, dies of heart attack

IRBIL, Iraq — Ahmed Chalabi, a well-connected Iraqi exile whose false claims about Saddam Hussein’s arsenal helped spur the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, has died of a heart attack, Iraqi state media said Tuesday.

He was found dead in his home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday, according to Ali Yaseen, his driver. Chalabi was 71.

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