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[casi] Jordan Offers Asylum to Saddam's Daughters;jsessionid=FWPWZEJIPTNWMCRBAEOCFEY?type=worldNews&storyID=3198162

Jordan Offers Asylum to Saddam's Daughters
Thu July 31, 2003 02:13 PM ET

AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah has
offered asylum to two daughters of toppled Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein on humanitarian grounds, a
palace official said Thursday.
Dubai-based Al Arabiya television said earlier that
the king issued an order admitting Saddam's daughters,
Raghd and Rana, who were in the Jordanian capital
Amman. It gave no further details.

The official, who requested anonymity, told Reuters
the monarch was hosting the two daughters and their
nine children for "humanitarian reasons." No other
details, such as when they arrived, were disclosed.

Their late husbands are brothers Lieutenant General
Hussein Kamel and Saddam Kamel who defected to Jordan
in 1995 and announced plans to work to overthrow

Hussein Kamel headed Iraq's nuclear, chemical,
biological and missile programs for 10 years.

They were executed when they returned to Baghdad in
1996, accused by Saddam's government of giving
information about Iraq's weapons to the West.

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