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  Iraq: 'Chemical Ali' captured by US troops
Updated 21 August 2003, 13.18
Ali Hassan al Majid
Saddam Hussein's cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, has reportedly been captured by US forces in Iraq.

He was thought to have been killed in the first few weeks of the war, and was number five on the list of 55 most wanted Iraqis.

The Pentagon, which is the American military headquarters, has no more information about where he was captured.

Poison gas

He got his nickname because he used poison gas against Kurds who tried to rebel against Saddam.

The US will be very happy if they have captured him, because he might be able to help them find out if Saddam Hussein is still alive, and if so, where he is.

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