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Kuwait: a "cell of spying for Iran dismantled


KUWAIT- security services in Kuwait have dismantled a "spy cell" which collected information on Kuwaiti and U.S. targets on behalf of the IRGC, the Iranian regime's ideological army, said Saturday the daily Al Qabas.

  •    The newspaper, quoting a senior security services, said at least seven people, including some working for the departments of Defense and Interior, had been arrested while six or seven others were actively sought.
  •    These people have among them stateless called "Bidoun" in Kuwait, and holders of various Arab nationalities.
  •    The operation, mounted by the general intelligence services and those of the army, was to invest, two days ago, the home of a leader of the cell Soulaibiya, 25 km west of the capital.
  •    It resulted in the seizure of documents, a sophisticated communications system and more than $ 250,000 in cash, according to Al-Qabas.
  •    In their confessions, the suspects said they were also responsible for recruiting new members for the alleged cell.
  •    The group frequently stayed in Iran under cover of tourism, medical or religious visits, according to the same source.
  •    Kuwait, a transit point for U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, including several U.S. bases, the principal, Camp Arifjan, located 70 km south of the capital. Some 15,000 U.S. troops are based there.
  • Ennaharonline/ M. O.

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