Published April 24, 2003
| Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS – Twelve of the 55 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are in custody. A 13th figure, Ali "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid is believed to have been killed in an airstrike. The Pentagon says two others on the list were believed killed but has not named them.
Arrests by coalition forces:
-- No. 10 Muzahim Sa'b Hassan al-Tikriti, who headed Iraq's air defenses under Saddam. Queen of diamonds.
-- No. 18 Muhammad Hamza al-Zubaydi, former member of Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council and central Euphrates regional commander. Played key role in brutal suppression of Shiite Muslim uprising of 1991. Queen of spades.
-- No. 21 Gen. Zuhayr Talib Abd al-Sattar al-Naqib, former head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence. Seven of hearts.
-- No. 24 Samir Abd al-Aziz al-Najim, senior figure in Saddam's Baath Party. Four of clubs.
-- No. 40 Jamal Mustafa Abdallah Sultan al-Tikriti, Saddam's son-in-law and deputy head of the Tribal Affairs Office. Nine of clubs.
-- No. 43 Tariq Aziz, former deputy prime minister.
-- No. 45 Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim al-Azzawi, finance minister and deputy prime minister. Eight of diamonds.
-- No. 48 Muhammad Mahdi al-Salih, former trade minister. Six of hearts.
-- No. 51 Watban Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, Saddam's half brother. Five of spades.
-- No. 52 Barzan Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, another half brother of Saddam. Five of clubs.
-- No. 54 Abd al-Khaliq Abd al-Gafar, Iraq's minister of higher education and scientific research. Four of hearts.
-- No. 55 Lt. Gen. Amer al-Saadi, who officials say led Iraq's unconventional weapons programs. Seven of diamonds.