|Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was Iraq's vice-president when U.S.-led coalition forces invaded in 2003 (photo: Reuters).|
The following excerpts are from AINA.org:
The fugitive former powerful deputy of Iraq's executed President Saddam Hussein has released an audio recording urging all Iraqis to join efforts to "liberate" the country and praised Sunni militants who led last month's dramatic offensive through northern Iraq.
The recording features a 15-minute speech in a raspy voice purported to be that of 72-year-old Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who was Iraq's vice-president when U.S.-led coalition forces invaded in 2003.
The recording, which could not be immediately confirmed to be that of al-Douri, was released on a website loyal to Saddam's ousted Baath Party.
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