Mizban Khadr al-Hadi

Mizban Khadr al-Hadi (Arabic: مزبان خضر الهادي) was a general and politician in Ba'athist Iraq. He served as a member of the Revolutionary Command Council from 1991 to 2001.[1]

Mizban Khadr al-Hadi
مزبان خضر الهادي
Member of the Revolutionary Command Council
In office
Personal details
Born1938 (1938)
Mandali District, Diyala, Iraq
DiedMay 16, 2020(2020-05-16) (aged 81–82)
Military service
AllegianceIraq Iraq
Battles/wars2003 invasion of Iraq

Hadi was born in 1938 in Mandali District, in what is now Diyala Governorate.[2] Hadi was extremely close to Saddam Hussein, serving as a key advisor since the early 1980s, particularly on Shiite affairs. He was made a Minister without portfolio in June 1982, and before that served as Governor of Najaf.[3]

Hadi was decorated by Saddam Hussein for his role in both the Gulf War and the subsequent 1991 uprisings in Iraq. Due to his close links to Saddam Hussein, Hadi was elevated in March 2003 to command the central Euphrates region; one of Iraq's four military regions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[3] Hadi was no. 23 on the Iraqi playing cards.[4]

Hadi was reported to have had been arrested by US Forces in Baghdad on 1 May 2003.[5] CENTCOM later claimed that Hadi was arrested on 8 July 2003 after turning himself in to Coalition forces in Baghdad.[3]


  1. ^ "The Saddam Tapes". University of Cambridge Press. 2011.
  2. ^ "The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America". U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ a b c "CENTCOM Says 2 More of Iraq's "Top 55" Now in Coalition Custody". usembassy.gov.
  4. ^ "Two Iraqi officials 'in custody'". BBC News.
  5. ^ "Working On A Straight With Iraqi Cards". CBS News. 5 May 2003.