Iraq: Top Baathist, Insurgent Nabbed

The Iraqi government claimed to have captured Tuesday an insurgent and former member of Saddam Hussein's regime.

In a statement, the government said it captured Fadhil Ibrahim Mahmud Al-Mashadani (search) at a farm northeast of Baghdad.

It said he worked as the former leader of the military bureau in Baghdad under Saddam.

The statement said al-Mashadani was a high-ranking member of Saddam's Baath Party (search) and was "among the main facilitators of many terrorist attacks in Iraq."

"Mashadani is believed to be personally responsible for coordinating and funding attacks against the Iraqi people," the statement said.