News 24 | Izzat al-Douri died, Saddam Hussein’s deputy and one of his most important men


One of the most prominent men of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Izzat al-Douri, died today, Monday, at the age of 78, after serving as vice president from 1979 until his fall in 2003.

Al-Douri was born on July 1, 1942, and served as the vice president of the Revolutionary Command Council during Saddam Hussein’s rule, the deputy general commander of the armed forces after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and the minister of interior and agriculture.

He accompanied the late Saddam Hussein like his shadow, but he disappeared from view after the fall of Saddam’s rule in 2003, and during the past years little was known about his whereabouts, and several audio and video recordings were attributed to him, and he married 5 women, and has 11 sons and 13 daughters.


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