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Saddam's half-brother in US custody

April 14, 2003 09:07 IST

Non-American elements have captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother, Watban Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, near the Syrian border, US officials said on Sunday.

Tikriti has been turned over to the US military, they told Reuters. 

Saddam's half-brother from his mother's second marriage, he was a presidential adviser. But he was not close to Saddam, the officials added.

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