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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;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 Saddam. 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. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk