Saturday, March 03, 2007

Iraqi General kidnapped in Baghdad

Prime Minister Maliki with Iraqi Defense Minister Abdel Qader Jassim Mohammed

Baghdad - Gunmen kidnapped a senior adviser to the Iraqi defence minister in Baghdad on Saturday, his family and a ministry official said.

Lieutenant General Thamer Sultan, a Sunni who once served as a divisional commander in ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's armed forces, was snatched in the Jamiaa district of western Baghdad, they said.

Sultan works as an adviser to Iraq's defence minister, Abdel Qader Jassim Mohammed, another Sunni. He hails from Saddam's home town, Tikrit.

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