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CNN BREAKING NEWS

Former Iraqi Information Minister in U.S. Custody

Aired June 25, 2003 - 06:01   ET

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CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: We have news just in to CNN. "Baghdad Bob," you remember him. And as I said, it's just coming into us here at CNN, an interesting development.
According to Britain's "Daily Mirror," Mohammed al-Sahaf, Iraqi's information minister, has been captured. We don't know by exactly who or if he's been arrested. But remember, he was not on America's most- wanted list. He is not in that deck of cards.

According to Britain's "Daily Mirror," al-Sahaf was hiding in a relative's house watching satellite TV. He was supposedly caught on Monday night.

"With the arrest of al-Sahaf" -- I'm reading from the British "Daily Mirror" right now -- "With the arrest of al-Sahaf, who the Western media dubbed as 'Comical Ali,'" -- let's see, they said, "Al- Sahaf has some serious talking to do this time."

As we get more information about this, of course, we'll bring it to you. But for now, according to the British "Daily Mirror," Mohammed al-Sahaf, the Iraqi information minister, in custody.

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