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U.S. Lists Most Wanted Insurgents and Rewards

From Associated Press

The U.S. military on Tuesday issued for the first time a wanted list and offered rewards for dozens of key figures suspected of leading the anti-U.S. insurgency in Iraq, including $1 million for a senior Baath Party figure believed to be running guerrilla cells.

The list of 32 people included suspected cell leaders, former members of ousted President Saddam Hussein’s military, and regional Baath leaders, said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, a U.S. military spokesman.

At the top of the list, with the $1-million reward, is Mohammed Yunis Ahmad, the former top Baath Party official.

“We have reason to believe he has been running cells in certain parts of this country,” Kimmitt said.

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Rewards for the others range from $50,000 to $200,000.

Soon after Hussein’s ouster in April, the military published a list of the 55 most wanted members of his regime.

All but 10 have been captured or killed.


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