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voanews.com Saddam Hussein's Fugitive Half-Brother in Iraqi Custody

27 February 2005

Iraqi officials say they have a fugitive half-brother and former adviser to ousted president Saddam Hussein in custody.

Authorities have not released details of the arrest of Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan. But there are reports that Syria was involved in the capture. The Associated Press says Damascus handed over the former intelligence chief early Sunday as a goodwill gesture.

Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan was number 36 on a U.S. list of the most wanted people in Iraq. He had a bounty on his head of one million dollars.

In other developments, a bombing at a police station killed at least five Iraqis Sunday near the northern city of Mosul.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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