Security forces arrest senior Baathist leader

Security forces arrest prominent Baathist leader Abdulbaqi al-Saadoun

Security forces arrest senior Baathist leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi security forces caught Abdulbaqi al-Saadoun, a senior leader of former President Saddam Hussein’s Baath party, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Saturday.

The Iraqi PM added that “al-Saadoun was caught on the basis of strong intelligence efforts,” without specifying the place or time of his arrest.

Security sources said that al-Saadoun was hiding in Kirkuk and is now being detained in Baghdad.

Al-Saadoun has been wanted since 2005 by the Iraqi government, which had set a large bounty on him.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2015, 16:20