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US denies Saddam right-hand man captured

Kirkuk, Dec. 2 (Reuters): The US military denied reports that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most wanted man in Iraq after Saddam Hussein and alleged mastermind of guerrilla resistance, had been captured in a raid today.

Confusion surrounded the outcome of a large-scale operation by US troops and Iraqi police near the northern city of Kirkuk, still under way after nightfall today.

Earlier, sources in Iraq’s governing council said Ibrahim, a man with a $10 million price on his head, had been either seized or killed in the raid. US officials at first had no comment, but then late in the day said they were not holding Ibrahim.

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