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Saddam adviser Tariq Aziz dies in Iraqi prison

Tariq Aziz—once Saddam Hussein’s deputy prime minister and close adviser-- has died of a heart attack in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials say.

Provincial governor Yahya al-Nassiri says Aziz, 79, died on Friday afternoon after he was taken to the al-Hussein hospital in the city of Nasiriyah, about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, when he fell ill.

A Baghdad government official confirmed the death of Aziz. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

Aziz served as both foreign minister and deputy prime minister during Saddam’s regime and was often the face of Iraq, making the nation’s case before the United Nations during the 1991 Gulf War.

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