Ahmed Chalabi Dies, Aged 71

By John Lee.

The prominent Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi has died at the age of 71.

Chalabi, who played a significant role in persuading the United States and its allies to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, died of a heart attack at his Baghdad home on Tuesday.

Having previously served as Deputy Prime Minister, Chalabi had been serving as the chairman of parliament’s finance committee.

(Sources: BasNews, The Guardian, AP)

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