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Saddam spy receives Kuwaiti citizenship

world Updated: Jul 04, 2010 11:10 IST

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An Iraqi resident, who is believed to have worked as a spy for Saddam Hussain, was recently awarded Kuwaiti citizenship, along with his family.

It is believed that the man, whose identity has not been revealed, also played a large role in assisting Iraqi troops during the 1990 Invasion, documents recently obtained have said.

The man is assumed to have been the head of the Saddam Martyrs Brigades during the invasion and was employed by the Iraq regime's office in Basra at the time, an Arabic 'Al-Watan Daily' report has said.

He and his family are thought to have worked as spies for the Baath Party in Kuwait and to have received letters of acknowledgment from the Iraqi regime until it fell in 2001.

Letters obtained by the daily said that the individual provided the head of the Basra governorate's organisations supervisor the locations of Husainiyas, or Shiite mosques, in Kuwait and areas with Shiite majorities.

One such letter, dated September 1, 1990, contained mentioning of condolences from the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for the death of the suspect's brother during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

In another letter, the suspect mentions being honoured by the former Iraqi regime for his role in assisting Iraqi troops during the invasion.