Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Shia paramilitary force, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) claimed responsibility for the killing of Izzat al-Douri who was the Vice President of Saddam Hussein, asserting that his dead body was sent to Baghdad.
The Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq bloc spokesman, Naeem al-Aboudi, stated in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The Islamic Resistance Movement Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq conducted a tactical operation in the province of Salahuddin, [and] through which it had managed to kill the criminal Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Vice President of Saddam Hussein,” pointing out that, “The operation was done by Asa’ib al-Alam and Asa’ib al-Jabour which have recently joined the movement.”
Aboudi added that “it was confirmed that the deceased body is Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top deputy to Saddam Hussein. His body was sent to Baghdad’s mortuary.”
On Friday 17th April, the Governor of Salahuddin, Raed al-Jubouri, announced that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Former Saddam Hussein deputy, was killed in a military operation in the area of Hamrin Mountains. IraqiNews.com had previously reported the death of al-Douri and published photos of his death.