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Finance Minister of Saddam's regime passed away

Baghdad (AIN) -Justice Department announced the death of the Minister of Finance in the former regime Hikmat al-Azawi on Friday’s morning. 

The secretary of state in Justice Ministry, Bosho Ibrahim, stated to (AIN) on Friday that " Hikmat al-Azawi died today while being transferred from prison to hospital at the age of [80] years." 

"Al-Azawi died of cancer and, The Ministry of Justice followed up with his health after received him from the American side." 

Al-Azawi was born in 1933 occupies the number [45] of the wanted former regime members in the US list of wanted, had been arrested and handed over to US forces in the nineteenth of April 2003. 

Al-Azawi was the head of the Iraqi Central Bank and Minister of Commerce then finance minister from 1995 to 1998, replaced then returned to the Ministry of Finance again in July 1999. /End/

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