There are conflicting reports over whether Saddam's former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has died in US custody.
The Arab news station Al-Arabiya TV is reporting that the Iraqi has died - that has been denied by the US military.
"I can confirm that Tareq Aziz is alive, there is no change in his status and he is in our custody," a spokesman for the US-led prisons authority in Iraq told the AFP news agency.
"He was alive five minutes ago."
The news station quoted sources from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Last Updated: 13:37 UK, Saturday October 09, 2004
I hated that fugger worse than Saddam, if he is dead then I pitty the devil