Oleg Popov  /  Reuters file
Mohammad Zimam Abdul-Razaq is pictured in the U.S. Department of Defense's deck of playing cards depicting the most-wanted former members of Saddam Hussein's regime. Police announced on Sunday that he had been arrested.
updated 2/15/2004 9:50:35 AM ET 2004-02-15T14:50:35

Iraqi police have captured a former Baath Party chairman who was No. 41 on the U.S. military’s most-wanted list, leaving only 10 fugitives from the list still at large.

Mohammed Zimam Abdul-Razaq was arrested at one of his homes in western Baghdad, Deputy Interior Minister Ahmed Kadhum Ibrahim told journalists on Sunday.

Abdul-Razaq sat next to the Iraqi official wearing a traditional black robe. Ibrahim said he did not resist arrest.

Under Saddam Hussein, Abdul-Razaq was the Baath Party regional chairman in the northern provinces of Nineveh and Tamim, which include the city of Kirkuk.

The U.S. military has offered a $1 million reward for all those still at large on the list.

While presenting Abdul-Razaq to reporters, Ibrahim appealed to the top Iraqi fugitive, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, to surrender, promising he would be treated with dignity. Al-Douri is the former vice chairman of the ruling Revolutionary Command Council.

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