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  Saddam's closest helper captured
Updated 19 June 2003, 11.59
Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti with Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein's closest adviser - his presidential secretary - has been captured.

Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti was number four on the US most wanted list of Iraqi leaders.

US officials say he was the person who decided who could see or speak to the former Iraqi president and who couldn't, which meant he was always at his side.

Might know where Saddam is

It's an important development because he might know where Saddam actually is.

And he's believed to know something about suspected weapons sites.

He's thought to have been only a bit less powerful than the president and his younger son, Qusay.

Abid is the 32nd person on the list known to have surrendered or been captured.

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