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Allies Capture Wanted Iraqis

May 28, 2003|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Coalition forces captured two more wanted Iraqis over the weekend, bringing to 27 the number of top former members of Saddam Hussein's regime in custody, the U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.

The men captured Saturday were low on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis, but their arrests mean that nearly half of the top suspects are in custody and being interrogated.

The latest captured include Sayf Din Mashhadani, No. 46 on the list. He was the regional leader of Hussein's Baath Party in the Muthanna region of southwestern Iraq.

Also captured was No. 55, Saad Abd Majid Faisal. He was the Baath Party regional chairman for the area around Tikrit, Hussein's hometown.

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