April 5th, 2010
12:08 PM ET

Interpol ramps up hunt for Saddam Hussein's daughter

The international police organization Interpol has stepped up the hunt for Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, who is wanted by Iraqi authorities on terrorism charges.

Interpol posted a picture on of Raghad Hussein, 41, on its Web site Monday, noting that she is being pursued for "crimes against life and health incitement [and] terrorism."

Iraqi authorities say that Hussein has provided financial backing for a terrorist cell network tied to a series of attacks on coalition forces in Iraq. The attacks by the insurgents, according to the Iraqi military, included the use of rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs.

The Iraqi government first issued an arrest warrant for the daughter of the late Iraqi leader in 2006 on charges of inciting terrorism.

At the time, Interpol - based in Lyon, France - issued a red notice in the case. Such a notice is a request to police anywhere to help track down Hussein and extradite her to Iraq.

Hussein has been living in Jordan under the protection of that country's royal family.

- CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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  1. Proud American

    Hey LAkers- Bush had the Congress of the United States vote on that military action. They were for it! How can you say it was only Bush? You need to speak from fact not fiction. Bush and Americans are not the bad guy.

    June 12, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. America Sucks

    Ya meanwhile i will be working hard so suited booted idiots in the Washington plan on other war on my payroll Tax Dollar, while millions of us are jobless, now eating one meal a day and on the verge of loosing our homes whether its on mortgage or on rent.

    June 13, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. America Sucks

    Plain truth is
    world has always been ruled by few people belong to a class and every one else is a puppet of their hands , whether its Saddam Hussein or George Bush there is no difference.

    June 13, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dr Philosophical

    Saddam Hussein and George Bush are the same kind of people. Both should have gone to Geneva for war crimes. I visited America last year and left early as I thought it was such a horrible place, with all those poor homeless people on the streets. How about it cleans up its own awful act before it goes around bombing other countries because they aren't doing things right. Right-wing Americans fought against health care when it was obviously in their best interest and they still love guns, even though it causes so much mayhem in their country. It defies logic. They armed Saddam and they armed the Taliban – their ugly chickens now coming home to roost. God Save America!

    August 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
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