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July 9, 2003
Release Number: 03-07-28



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TWO "IRAQI TOP 55" IN COALITION CUSTODY: ONE SURRENDERS, ONE CAPTURED

BAGHDAD, Iraq - One former Iraqi leader surrendered and another was captured July 8 in two unrelated incidents. Both members are listed on the U.S. Central Command "Iraqi Top 55."

Mizban Khadr Al Hadi, a high-ranking member of the Ba'ath Party Regional Command and Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) and number 23 on the coalition's list of wanted government officials, turned himself in to Coalition forces in Baghdad.

Mahmud Dhiyab Al-Ahmad, former Minister of Interior and number 29 on the Top 55 list, was captured by Coalition forces and now is in custody.

Coalition forces will continue to work at apprehending former members of the Saddam Hussein regime.

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