Saddam's Military Intelligence Chief surrendered to U.S. forces in Baghdad
Gen. Zuhayr al Naqib, who headed military intelligence in President Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government, surrendered to U.S. forces in Baghdad on Wednesday, U.S. defense officials said.
Naqib was listed as No. 21 on the U.S. list of Iraqis wanted for their role in the toppled Iraqi government.
A defense official told Reuters Naqib gave himself up to U.S. Army troops in the Iraqi capital.
Gen. al-Naqib was director of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, which monitored the loyalty of Iraq's regular army, provided security at Iraqi military facilities and collected intelligence on military forces opposing Iraq.
He was a professional soldier who rose through the ranks of the Iraqi army, U.S. officials said.
Also Wednesday, US special operations troops captured an Iraqi Intelligence Service officer formerly in charge of American operations, a senior U.S. official said. Jim Wilkinson, director of strategic communications for U.S. Central Command, identified the prisoner as Salim Said Khalaf al-Jumayli. He was not among the 55 most wanted. (Albawaba.com)
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