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Top Saddam aide reported dead

Nov. 11, 2005 at 11:55 PM

BAGHDAD, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large has died, Iraq's Baath Party announced Friday.

The BBC reported there was no independent confirmation of Ibrahim al-Douri's death or word on its cause. He was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago but was able to resume a full work schedule.

The Baath Party's brief statement described him as a "leader of the resistance."

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was a native of Tikrit, Saddam's birthplace. He served as deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces and was on the committee in charge of northern Iraq when the government used chemical weapons on the Kurdish population.

The U.S. government had posted a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture.

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