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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (Arabic: عزت ابراهيم الدوري ‘Izzat Ibrāhīm ad-Dūrī; 1 July 1942 – 17 April 2015) was an Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order. He was an Iraqi military commander and was vice chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council until the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He was also a close aide of Saddam Hussein.

Douri was born in Ad-Dawr, Saladin Province. He was a Sufi Muslim.

Douri was apparently killed in a car bombing on 17 April 2015 in Tikrit, aged 72. DNA tests are being done to prove Douri's death.

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