In the deck of playing cards given to U.S. troops to help identify key members of Saddam Hussein’s regime, he was known as the “king of clubs.” Now, according to reports from officials in Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri — the highest-ranking member of Saddam’s inner circle to evade capture — has been killed in a security operation in that country.
Fox News reports that al-Douri — a top aide to the former Iraqi dictator — allied himself with the Islamic State in recent years and is suspected of being “the mastermind of the insurgency against the current Shiite-led government of Iraq.”
By clicking on the video above, you can see a Fox News report on the reported death of the military commander who was effectively Saddam Hussein’s #2 man.
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