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New Iraq 'Most Wanted' List Includes Saddam's Wife, Daughter


Iraqi officials have released a list of the country's 41 "most wanted" fugitives that includes former President Saddam Hussein's first wife and his eldest daughter.

Daughter Raghad has taken a leading role in organizing her father's legal defense. Her mother, Sajida Khairallah Tulfah, is believed to be living in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar.

Jordan later warned Iraqi officials that the Jordanian royal family already granted refuge to Daughter Raghad. Iraqi officials have not yet responded to the claim.

Iraq's national security advisor, Muwaffaq al-Rubaie said Sunday the list is being released so the Iraqi people can know their enemies. He urged countries to hand over the fugitives to the Iraqi people for a fair trial.

Also included on the list is Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader who replaced Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after his death in a June seventh U.S. air strike northeast of Baghdad.

Officials also named Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam's chief deputy, who is still at large and is believed to be helping to finance the Sunni-led insurgency.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.