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Iraq’s wanted list includes Saddam’s daughter but not Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein [Raghad Saddam Hussein/Facebook]

Iraq has issued a wanted list that has been met with raised eyebrows. It includes the daughter of Saddam Hussain but omits the leader of Daesh, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

The list, seen by AFP, includes the name of the eldest daughter of the late Iraqi leader, Raghad, who lives in Jordan. It also features 28 suspected Daesh fighters, 12 from Al-Qaeda and 20 from the Baath party.

Arab news sources reported that a senior security official refused to explain the reasons for the absence of Al-Baghdadi, saying that the list included “the most wanted for the Iraqi judiciary”.

All those wanted are said to be Iraqis, with the exception of one Lebanese national; former Secretary-General of the Arab National Congress, Maan Bashour, accused of recruiting fighters to “participate in terrorist activities” inside the country.

Many former officers within Saddam Hussain’s regime are on the wanted list. Saddam Hussein Hamoud Al-Jubouri and Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Mashhadani, a former officer under Saddam Hussein, are both on the list. Fawaz Mohammed Al-Mutlaq, a former member of Saddam’s Fedayeen Brigade and part of the military junta of the state and three of his sons are also on the list.

Others are said to be among the most prominent leaders of Al-Qaeda. The name of the military leader in Kirkuk, Ahmed Khalil Hassan, and Abdul Nasser Al-Janabi, Mufti and financier of the organisation in the area of ​​Jarf Al-Sakhr south of Baghdad, have also been included on the list.

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