An Iraqi political group says a son-in-law of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has given himself up.
News of the surrender of Jamal Mustafa Abdullah Sultan was announced Sunday by the Iraqi National Congress (I-N-C).
No details were immediately available, but he would be the latest member of Saddam's ousted regime to turn themselves in or be captured.
Turkey, meantime, has agreed to send troops to Iraq for peace-keeping missions, amid continuing efforts to restore security and essential services to the war-torn country. Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said today (Sunday) that Ankara has agreed to a US request to help in peace-keeping efforts, and will inform Washington of its readiness in the coming days.
US officials have been sponsoring efforts among Iraq's various ethnic, religious and political groups to form a new government.
I-N-C head Ahmad Chalabi said Sunday that Iraq needs what he called a "liberal democratic" constitution under which elections will be held.
Speaking on U-S television Sunday (ABC), Mr. Chalabi said there is a role for Islamic parties since they represent some of the population. But he said such parties should not force their agenda on Iraq's people.
A longtime Iraqi exile said Sunday that committees have been set up to run the capital. Mohammad Mohsen al-Zubeidi has proclaimed himself in charge of Baghdad, but coalition forces running Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein have not authorized any person or group to take charge of the capital.