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leftward Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 09:27 AM
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Iraqi insurgency leader surrenders.......Izzat Ibrahim
By Peter Wilson in Baghdad and agencies
December 17, 2003

THE reputed head of the Iraqi insurgency surrendered to US forces at dawn yesterday, Al-Arabiya television reported last night.

The reported surrender of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest ranking member of the former regime still at large, follows the arrest at the weekend of two leaders of the insurgency along with Saddam Hussein.

Anti-US raids continued last night in Iraq, with two US soldiers severely wounded in an ambush in Hussein's home town of Tikrit.

The injured troops, one with head wounds, were rushed on stretchers to a US Army 4th Infantry Division base for treatment.

The latest attack on US forces came hours after troops shot dead up to 15 Iraqis in three towns west and north of Baghdad when pro-Hussein protesters stormed regional government offices. One US soldier was injured in that exchange.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8189683...

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ScotTissue Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 09:50 AM
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1. Any confirmation?
If true, this is huge!
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:08 AM
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4. hardly.....This does not mean squat if it is true.....
Edited on Tue Dec-16-03 10:09 AM by leftchick
"The" Iraqi insurgency? The US still hasn't got a clue if they continue to believe ALL the Resistance Fighters are "saddam loyalists". The fighters are comprised of many different types of Iraqis who are fighting the US occupation for varied reasons. The US also continues to create many more resistance fighters daily with every single Iraqi they kill. It is a winless situation for the US.
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ScotTissue Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:36 AM
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7. It's a big deal if you know al-Douri
Who is a terrible malefactor. A total fascist brute. That's all I am saying by "huge." I'm not trying to say that George Bush isn't a billion times worse.
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loudnclear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:51 AM
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8. Is this same guy whose wife and children we had arrested?
I believe it is.
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:05 AM
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2. Wasn't he "captured" last week? They have had his wife and child

disappeared for "intense interrogation" for over a month.
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:27 AM
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6. Here's what I found on Free Republic:
Top Saddam Deputy Possibly Caught, Politician Says
Dec. 2 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Izzat Ibrahim, a top lieutenant of Saddam Hussein and one of the most wanted men in Iraq, may have been killed or captured in a U.S. raid in the city of Kirkuk, a member of the Governing Council said Tuesday. "There was a major action against a highly suspicious objective last night in Kirkuk and it is very possible that Izzat Ibrahim has been captured or killed," Mowaffaq al-Rubaie said, adding that he had been in contact with U.S. forces. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. Army. The U.S. military said last month that Ibrahim was directly involved in attacks on U.S. troops, and put a $10 million price on his head. U.S. forces said they detained Ibrahim's wife and daughter in the town of Samarra. November was the deadliest month for American troops since the start of the war that ousted Saddam, with at least 74 killed in action. Occupying forces also suffered their deadliest single attack during the month, a car bombing in the southern town of Nassiriya that killed 19 Italians and nine Iraqis. A reward of $25 million is still outstanding for information leading to the capture or death of Saddam.

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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:06 AM
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3. no mention on CNN or MSNBC
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 10:08 AM
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5. heard on KOGO 600 this morning..
NOT captured.
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GRClarkesq Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 11:02 AM
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9. Update? another link
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ScrewyRabbit Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 11:48 AM
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10. Secretly captured and being tortured
...that's my guess. But just a guess.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 01:26 PM
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11. Kick
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