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Saddam Hussein Deputy Killed in Tikrit

Iraqi officials say a close aide to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has been killed in a military operation. Al-Arabiya television quoted the governor of Salahuddin province as saying al-Douri was “mastermind of Islamic State in Iraq” and that his killing is a blow to the group. Al-Douri was on a U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqi government officials created when the U.S. military led the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He was labeled the "king of clubs" in...

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