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(From Belfast Telegraph)
Byline: Patrick Cockburn and David Enders in Baghdad
Syrian forces have captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother, accused of aiding the insurgency, and handed him to Iraqi security officers as a "goodwill gesture". Sabawi Ibrahim al- Hassan, a maternal half-brother of the former Iraqi leader, was director of the General Security Directorate or al-Amn al-Amm, in charge of political repression from 1991 till 1996.
An Iraqi government statement said Sabawi had "killed and tortured Iraqi people", and had "participated effectively in planning, supervising, and carrying out many terrorist acts in Iraq". Sabawi was captured in …