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Are Iraqi Sunni insurgents fleeing Syria?

I was surprised to see that Izzat al-Douri, a top Baathist leader, is being hunted around Tikrit. He was supposed to have fled to Syria long ago. If so, what does that mean about the war in Syria? It seems to me to be an encouraging sign.

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I was surprised to see that Izzat al-Douri, a top Baathist leader, is being hunted around Tikrit. He was supposed to have fled to Syria long ago.

If so, what does that mean about the war in Syria? It seems to me to be an encouraging sign.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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