Iraqi officials say they killed Saddam's former deputy

April 17, 2015 9:15 PM

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Iraqi military officials said they have killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, an elusive former deputy of Saddam Hussein who later helped lead an anti-American insurgency while eluding U.S. and Iraqi forces for more than a decade.

Al-Douri was the "king of clubs" in the deck of cards that were issued to American soldiers to help them identify top members of Saddam's regime after the 2003 U.S. led invasion that led to the collapse of his government. Saddam, the long-time dictator, was captured by American forces in late 2003 a...

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