BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi security forces are holding a former Saddam Hussein-era army general suspected of financing insurgent bombings and plotting attacks on election targets, Iraqi authorities said Sunday.
Khamis Masin Farhan Ugaydi, 51, was captured Dec. 20 in the town of Beiji (search), north of Baghdad, officials said in a statement.
The statement gave no explanation for the delay in announcing the capture.
Farhan, also known as Abu Sabaa, was a brigadier general under Saddam, the statement said.
Security forces believe Farhan funded insurgent bombings and was involved in planning attacks meant to subvert Iraq's Jan. 30 elections.
Iraq is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to Hassan's arrest and a $50,000 reward for information leading to Hadoushi's arrest, said Thair al-Naqeeb, spokesman for Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.