URGENT: Izzat Al Douri, Saddam Hussein’s Right-Hand Man, Killed in Iraq
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former Iraqi general and Vice Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, was killed in Iraq on Friday.
Secretary-General of the popular Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri stressed that Al Douri was killed during an Operation by Iraqi popular forces in Salahuddin province in Iraq on Friday.
Al-Douri, 73, was a former Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of Saddam Hussein’s regime. He was an Iraqi military commander and Vice Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, until the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.
Following the US invasion, he escaped and remained at large. But after a few months, intelligence reports showed that he was leading rebel operations in the country.
Al-Douri designed and led terrorist, specially the Al-Qaeda, operations in Iraq.
Regional intelligence agencies had chased him down in Western and Northwestern Iraq.
Al-Douri was one of the main officials of Saddam Hussein’s chemical arms program and played a major role in the chemical attacks on Iran during the 1980s war as well as the attack on the Northern Iraqi city of Halabche that killed 5,000 civilians.
According to Iranian and Russian intel, he has been providing terrorists in Syria with chemical agents and training for manufacturing chemical weapons.