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Sunday 17th of August 2003

21 years ago The King of Spades Was Played

62-year-old military commander and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service Ali Hassan al-Majid, originally Alī Ḥasan ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrītī aka Chemical Ali is arrested by American forces in Basra, Basra Governorate, Iraq.

al-Majid had been listed as the fifth most-wanted man in Iraq, shown as the King of Spades in the deck of most-wanted Iraqi playing cards.