Saddam's half-brother captured David Shucosky at 11:26 AM ET
[JURIST] Iraqi security forces say they have arrested Saddam Hussein's half-brother [AP report], the first top-level Baathist to be caught in a year. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan was number 36 (6 of diamonds) on the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis [USA Today cards graphic], and the US government had a $1 million bounty on his head. It was unknown if any US soldiers took part in the capture. Government officials believe al-Hassan was operating an insurgency group out of Syria.
1:15 PM ET - A late AP story says Iraqi officials have acknowledged that Syrian authorities captured al-Hassan and handed him over to Iraq as a goodwill gesture.
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