Iraq on brink again amid multi-bomber suicide attacks

BAGHDAD, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Iraq is being torn apart anew by sectarian violence, fueled in part by the civil war in neighboring Syria, with some 7,000 people killed so far this year in a chilling reprise of the wholesale slaughter of 2006-07 between majority Shiites and minority Sunnis.

Izzat al-Douri aide arrested

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi security authorities announced they've arrested a top associate of former Baathist Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.

Iraq: Sectarian faultlines widen amid chaos

BAGHDAD, April 30 (UPI) -- Iraq is closer to a security meltdown as disputes between the Shiite-dominated government and Kurds along with sectarian violence between Shiites and Sunnis.
Last man standing: Saddam's longtime veep

Last man standing: Saddam's longtime veep

BAGHDAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- One of the most ruthless and influential insurgent groups in Iraq is the Baathist movement, diehard remnants of Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated regime who are led by Saddam's longtime vice president, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.

Former Iraqi VP vows to back insurgency

BAGHDAD, May 27 (UPI) -- Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former vice president under Saddam Hussein, said the insurgency would continue in Iraq until U.S. forces were driven out.

Saddam ally new Baath Party head

BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Saddam Hussein henchman in hiding with a $10 million price on his head reportedly was named the head of the Iraqi Baath Party. A Baath spokesman said that Douri Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is the acting general secretary of the Baath Party, The Times of Lond

Saddam's wife on Iraq's most-wanted list

BAGHDAD, July 2 (UPI) -- Saddam Hussein's first wife and his oldest daughter are among 41 fugitives on Iraq's "most-wanted" list, a report said.

Tape purportedly seeks Iraq govt. boycott

BAGHDAD, March 27 (UPI) -- A taped message purportedly from a former Saddam Hussein aide asks Arab leaders to boycott the Iraqi government and recognize instead the Iraqi resistance.

Top Saddam aide reported dead

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

Report of former Iraq VP capture unfounded

BAGHDAD, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Reports that Saddam Hussein's top aide and former vice president, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, was in custody proved unfounded Sunday, the BBC reported.

Wanted Iraq Baath official arrested

BAGHDAD, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. forces arrested a senior former Baath party member on the list of 55 wanted officials of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime.

Ex Iraqi official instigates resistance

BAGHDAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Letters by former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri instigating armed resistance in Iraq have been found, it was reported Saturday.

Reports: Iraq's al-Douri dead

BAGHDAD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Press reports in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, said Saturday former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has recently died of cancer.

U.S. offers $1 million rewards in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S.-led coalition provisional authority in Iraq Sunday offered $1 million for information leading to the captures of 12 of Saddam Hussein's allies.

U.S. officials deny capturing Saddam aide

KIRKUK, Iraq, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials Tuesday denied reports they had captured Saddam Hussein's former second-in-command during a raid in northern Iraq.
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Izzat (Ezzet) Ibrahim al-Douri (ad-Douri, al-Duri, ad-Duri) (Arabic: عزة ابراهيم الدوري‎), (born 1 July 1942) is an Iraqi military commander and was vice-president and deputy chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, until the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Following the execution of former President Saddam Hussein on 30 December 2006, al-Douri was confirmed as the new leader of the banned Iraqi Baath Party on 3 January 2007.

At the time of the invasion, al-Douri, along with President Saddam Hussein and Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, was among the three surviving plotters who had brought the Ba'ath Party to power in a coup in 1968. Following the coup, he had continued to retain a prominent position in the Ba'ath regime. This was aided by the fact that al-Douri came from the same clan area as Saddam and had not acquired a distinct power base; thus he did not pose a threat to Saddam's ambitions.

It is alleged that al-Douri played a key role in the chemical shelling of rebellious Kurdish villagers near the city of Halabja in 1988, that resulted in the deaths of 5,000 civilians. Following the Gulf War, he was frequently sent abroad to represent Iraqi interests as Saddam's deputy. His daughter was briefly married to Uday Hussein al-Tikriti, a son of President Saddam Hussein. Due to Uday's continuous feuds with his uncles, however, he later divorced her.

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