He is also a suspected war criminal. "We have a videotape of him torturing and shooting prisoners in Nasariyah after the uprising of 1991," says the FIF commander, referring to footage acquired from Iraq after the first Gulf War.
Mohammed Hamza Zubaidi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq and one of the Pentagon's most wanted, was captured in an evening raid Monday in the central Iraq town of Hillah. A brigade of the Free Iraqi Forces, working with a U.S. Army Special Ops team took Zubaidi from a safe house near the ancient city of Babylon at 9:30 p.m. "Zubaidi has a lot to tell, he's on the list," confirms a Pentagon official in Baghdad. Though now estranged from Saddam Hussein's inner circle, Zubaidi, says a FIF commander, "might have some information about weapons of mass destruction."