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  1. Hussein’s Top Aide Reported Dead

    He’s been on the run since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was 72 and has been reported killed on multiple other occasions, was the highest-ranking member of Saddam Hussein’s regime still considered at large. He died fighting for ISIS in Tikrit, his hometown, which was recently freed from the militant group’s control. The area’s provincial governor says the body belongs to Douri — but it’s on its way to Baghdad for some DNA testing, just in case.

    BBC, NYT

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