Iraq announces their 41 most-wanted

Our top story today comes from Baghdad, Iraq, where that country’s government has listed Saddam Hussein’s wife and oldest daughter among 41 people on their most-wanted list. Iraq’s national security adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie also has al-Qaeda’s new top chief on the list as well. Al-Rubaie told reporters that the government was releasing the most wanted list “so that our people can know their enemies.”

Saddam Hussein’s wife, Sajida Khairallah Tulfah was number seventeen, just behind her daughter, Raghad. Raghad lives in Jordan, where she was given refuge by King Abdullah II. Iraqi officials have alleged that Saddam’s relatives who fled the country have been financing insurgent groups who are working against the coalition. Raghad has played a key role in organizing the legal defense for her father. But Jordan’s Prime Minister Marouf Al-Bakhit said that Raghad was not engaging in any unsavory activities. “Raghad Saddam Hussen and her children are in Jordan for purely humanitarian reasons,” al-Bakhit announced.

So who’s Iraq’s most wanted man? His name is Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who previously served as Saddam’s top lieutenant and the highest-ranking regime figure to elude capture. (He is also the “King of Clubs,” in the old playing deck given out to U.S. troops.) There is a $10 million reward out for his arrest. Al-Douri is thought to be another key organizer of the insurgency. (Read the full article)

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One Response to “Iraq announces their 41 most-wanted”

  1. John Jurries Says:

    Yes, but have they released a deck of playing cards with them yet? That’s when the real fun starts.

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