Of­fi­cial from regime of Sad­dam cap­tured

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Iraq’s prime min­is­ter on Satur­day an­nounced the ar­rest of an aide to Sad­dam Hus­sein.

Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-Abadi said se­cu­rity forces on Thurs­day ar­rested Ab­del Baqi alSadun, who has been at large since the fall of Sad­dam Hus­sein’s regime fol­low­ing the U.S.-led in­va­sion in 2003. Dur­ing the Hus­sein era, he was in charge of Baath party for­ma­tions in south­ern Iraq, and he was wanted for his role in re­press­ing the Shi­ite upris­ing in 1991.

Al-Sadun was part of the U.S. mil­i­tary deck of cards con­tain­ing im­ages of the 55 Sad­dam regime fig­ures the U.S. mil­i­tary was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in cap­tur­ing.

— As­so­ci­ated Press Gun­men at­tack Mali mil­i­tary camp: Gun­men at­tacked a mil­i­tary camp in western Mali on Satur­day, killing three sol­diers. The as­sailants were un­known, and the de­fense min­istry state­ment re­ferred only to “armed in­di­vid­u­als” and “en­emy forces.” But a source in Mali’s in­tel­li­gence ser­vice, who spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to speak, said the gun­men were Is­lamist mil­i­tants from the Peul eth­nic group and were linked to An­sar Dine, one of the groups that took con­trol of north­ern Mali fol­low­ing a mil­i­tary coup in 2012. Ar­gen­tine judge or­ders seizure of Falk­land com­pa­nies’ as­sets: An Ar­gen­tine judge has or­dered the seizure of $156 mil­lion in as­sets of oil drilling com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in the dis­puted Falk­land Is­lands, Ar­gentina’s state news agency Te­lam re­ported. The com­pa­nies named in the de­mand were Premier Oil, Falk­land Oil and Gas, Rock­hop­per Ex­plo­ration, Noble Energy and Edi­son In­ter­na­tional SpA. It was not clear what Ar­gentina would do to en­force the rul­ing, and a source with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion said Satur­day that the com­pa­nies in ques­tion do not gen­er­ally hold any as­sets in Ar­gentina or use Ar­gen­tine wa­ters. Ar­gentina’s claims to the is­lands off its coast led to a war with Bri­tain in 1982. Fire in­jures scores in Tai­wan: A fire on a mu­sic stage spread into a crowd of spec­ta­tors at a party Satur­day night at a Tai­wan wa­ter park, in­jur­ing more than 200 peo­ple, author­i­ties said. An ex­plo­sion of an un­known pow­der set off the fire near the stage in front of about 1,000 spec­ta­tors, said Wang Wei-sheng, a li­ai­son with the New Taipei City fire depart­ment com­mand cen­ter. Wang said 83 peo­ple had se­ri­ous in­juries and 131 oth­ers had slight in­juries.

— From news ser­vices

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