Saddam Hussein’s Eldest Daughter Named on Most Wanted List
Iraqi security services have included the daughter of the late Saddam Hussein on its most wanted list, along with 59 other individuals.
Authorities say the 60 people are wanted on suspicion of belonging to ISIS, al-Qaeda, or the the former Iraqi regime’s Baath Party, reports AFP.
Raghad Saddam Hussein, the fallen Iraqi dictator’s eldest daughter, responded in an interview with Saudi-owned news outlet Al Arabiya, vowing to sue all those who have “insulted her”.
She also denied living in Jordan, as had been reported by media outlets, but did not elaborate on her location.
The list also includes 28 suspected ISIS fighters, 12 from Al-Qaeda and 20 from the Baath party, and provides details of each individual’s alleged roles and crimes.
All of the suspects are Iraqis, except for one Lebanese man, Maan Bashour, who is accused of recruiting people from Lebanon to fight in Iraq.
While the list contains senior members of the organisations, one notable absence is the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A senior security official declined to provide an explanation for the exclusion when contacted by AFP.
“These are the terrorists most wanted by the judicial authorities and the security services,” the official said. “This is the first time we publish these names which, until now, were secret.”
The ISIS fighters named the document are accused of fighting in Mosul, and the surrounding province of Nineveh, as well as in the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala and Anbar.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was ISIS’s main stronghold up until it was recaptured by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in July 2017.
The Iraqi government says the names of the 60 wanted individuals have been shared with Interpol.