Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (Arabic: عزة إبراهيم الدوري‘Izzat Ibrāhīm ad-Dūrī; 1 July 1942 – 26 October 2020) was an Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order. He was an Iraqi military commander and was vice chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council until the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He was second in command of Iraq after Saddam's sons.

Between 1979 to 2003, he was the Vice President of Iraq during the Saddam Hussein regime.

Douri was born in Ad-Dawr, Saladin Province. He was a Sufi Muslim.

Douri was apparently killed in a car bombing on 17 April 2015 in Tikrit, aged 72 but DNA tests failed to confirm his death.[1] A year later, he appeared in a video sent to the press.[2]

Douri died on 26 October 2020 in Iraq from leukemia, aged 78.[3][4]

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  1. "Saddam aide Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri 'killed' in Iraq". BBC. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  2. "Saddam's former deputy resurfaces a year after he was 'killed'". The Telegraph. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. "حزب البعث العراقي المحظور يعلن وفاة عزة الدوري". سكاي نيوز عربية (in Arabic). Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  4. "ظل صدام حسين يرحل.. وفاة عزة الدوري". العربية (in Arabic). 26 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.

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