Central Command offered no further details on how Saddam's close colleague was captured, or where he has been placed in custody.
Reports indicate a top Iraqi leader who U.S. officials said had likely been killed by coalition bombing may be alive and well, while the U.S. has ratcheted up operations designed to uproot stubborn pockets of resistance.
British Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon said on Monday there were strong indications that Ali Hassan al-Majid, a top Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali," was killed by an air raid on his home in Basra.
Coalition forces targeted and bombed the Basra home of a top Iraqi general who is a cousin of Saddam Hussein, but have not determined if he was killed in the attack, U.S. military officials said Sunday.
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