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U.S. Detains Alleged Terrorist Financier

A former Baath Party security chief suspected of financing anti-U.S. activities and working with top fugitive Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was detained by U.S. soldiers, the military reported Tuesday. Khatan al-Anber was apprehended late Monday night during a raid by 4th Infantry Division forces in Baqouba, Maj. Josslyn Aberle said. Al-Anber, the former security chief of Diyala province, is suspected of financing a terrorist cell in the city. Aberle said al-Anber had been providing logistics for al-Douri, the highest ranking figure still at large from the U.S. list of wanted people in the former regime of Saddam Hussein. Al-Douri, the former vice chairman of the ruling Revolutionary Command Council and a member of Saddam’s innermost circle, is No. 6 on the U.S. most-wanted list. Full Story

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