Former Iraqi oil minister surrenders, taken into custody

05/05/2003
US Central Command (CentCom) announced early last week the surrender of Iraq's former oil minister, Amir Mohammed Rashid, described as number 47 on the US most-wanted list of 55 fugitives from the toppled regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein."Amir Rashid Mohammed al-Ubaydi surrendered [Apr. 28] and is currently in coalition custody," CentCom said in a statement, using Rashid's rarely used full name but giving no further details. A CentCom spokesperson told OGJ Online that reasons for the arrest had not been made public, saying "that information was put together by the Defense Intelligence Agency and not made available at CentCom level."Rashid's historyAs oil minister since...
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