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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri

Iraqi politician

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (Arabic: عزة إبراهيم الدوري‘Izzat Ibrāhīm ad-Dūrī; 1 July 1942) was an Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order. He was an Iraqi military commander and was vice chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council until the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He was also a close aide of Saddam Hussein.

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
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Douri was born in Ad-Dawr, Saladin Province. He was a Sufi Muslim.

Douri was apparently killed in a car bombing on 17 April 2015 in Tikrit, aged 72 but DNA tests failed to confirm his death.[1] A year later, he appeared in a video sent to the press.[2]


  1. "Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq". BBC. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  2. "Saddam's former deputy resurfaces a year after he was 'killed'". The Telegraph. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2018.

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