Saddam Hussein aide Ezzat al-Douri killed in Iraq: Iraqi governor

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Posted: Apr 17, 2015 9:28 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prominent former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Ezzat al-Douri, has been killed in a wide-scale military operation, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya television.

The station showed a photo of dead man, who looked similar to al-Douri, also believed to be mastermind of the insurgency against the current Shi'ite-led government.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny and Samia Nakhoul; Writing by Oliver Holmes; editing by John Stonestreet)